This workshop focuses on using Pivot and Foundation Directory Online to identify grant opportunities, and private and corporate foundation funding sources. There will be an hour presentation and an optional half hour hands-on session for your own research.
Tableau Public is a free version of Tableau business intelligence / visual analytics software, which allows anyone to explore and present any quantitative information in compelling, interactive visualizations. In this hands-on session you will use Tableau Public with prepared datasets to create online interactive bar graphs, scatterplots, thematic maps and much more, which can be linked to or embedded in blogs or on web sites.
RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool that helps keep references organized, and instantly creates formatted bibliographies for your paper, thesis, or other project. Most journal research databases (including Google Scholar) and library book catalogs allow you to export search results directly into your RefWorks account. RefWorks' Write-N-Cite plugin for Microsoft Word to can be used to insert citations into a document, and automatically generate bibliographies in APA, MLA, or other bibliographic style. Many other features promote collaboration and save time! RefWorks is licensed and available for free to all current UConn students, staff and faculty.
This workshop will serve as an introduction to the free, online tool Voyant, which can be found at voyant-tools.org. Learn how text analysis can help you in your research of digital texts. Bring your laptop and a word document with any text you will like to work with during the workshop. I will also show you how to find texts online that can be used with this tool.
Learn how to access and download demographic, socioeconomic, and housing statistics using the Census Bureauâ€™s American FactFinder data engine, the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS.org), and other sources. The session will provide an overview of the types of data produced by both programs, discuss Census geography concepts, and give tips on locating aggregate data on any area of analysis - from city blocks and neighborhoods to Congressional districts, states, and the nation.
UConnâ€™s Institutional Repository (IR), OpenCommons@UConn is a resource for departments, centers and faculty to share research and provide a platform for open access publishing. This workshop will identify the features that can beneï¬t your work such as discoverability, usage statistics, centralization, and as a showcase for research. We will also discuss how you can establish your own peer-review journal.