Online Workshops (2/22 – 2/28)

Next week (2/22-2/28), join us for three online workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the full calendar.

  • Introduction to MaxQDA (Online Workshop)

Tuesday, 23 February 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (China Standard Time)

MaxQDA is a software that provides researchers with the qualitative data analysis software tools to code and organize their data materials. This is a hands-on tutorial that reviews how to start a QDA project from uploading text, classifying and coding transcripts, memo writing, and producing analyses.

Related LibGuide: Qualitative Data Analysis by Patrick Bond

This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar.

  • Introduction to QGIS (Online Workshop)

Tuesday, 23 February 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM (China Standard Time)

QGIS is an open source software package for geospatial analysis. This introductory workshop covers simple GIS analyses and visualizations within QGIS.

No prior knowledge of GIS is required. If attending virtually, you must download and install QGIS to follow along.

This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar.

  • Introduction to Python

Friday, 26 February 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM (China Standard Time)

This is a hands-on workshop focused on getting started with writing Python code and covers basic concepts and ideas working up to a realistic web-scraping example.

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, understanding files and folders. No prior programming experience is necessary.

This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Workshops (2/8 – 2/14 and Spring Festival Break)

Next week (2/8-2/14), join us for two online workshops. During the Spring Festival Break (2/11 – 2/21), five online workshops will be offered by NYU librarians. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the full calendar.

  • Data Visualization with Tableau (Online Workshop)

Tuesday, 9 February 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM (China Standard Time)

This session will introduce basic principles of data visualization and demonstrate use of Tableau – a popular interactive data visualization tool.

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, understanding files and folders

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar.

  • EndNote Essentials (Online Workshop)

Wednesday, 10 February 08:00 PM – 08:45 PM (China Standard Time)

Learn the essentials of this citation software to help keep your research organised. In this workshop you’ll learn how to 1) create a citation record manually, 2) import a citation from a library database and catalog, 3) create a group, 4) create in-text citations and  reference lists.

Please download EndNote BEFORE this workshop from: Getting Started – EndNote – Research Guides at New York University. Email or chat with a Librarian if something hangs up.

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. Registration is encouraged if you would like to receive a calendar invite or event reminders.

  • Online Workshops during the Spring Festival Break

11 February – 21 February

During the Spring Festival Break (2/11 – 2/21), NYU Library will offer the following online workshops.  All workshops must be registered in advance through the reservation link.

Event Date Time (China Standard Time) Workshop Name Reservation Link
2/16/2021 20:00 – 20:45 Intro to LaTeX Using Overleaf https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7471916
2/17/2021 9:00 – 10:30 Introduction to SAS https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7490388
2/17/2021 10:00 – 12:00 Survey Design with Qualtrics https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7418990
2/18/2021 10:00 – 12:00 Getting Started with Python Pandas https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7406831
2/19/2021 10:00 – 12:00 Digital Tools for Qualitative Data Analysis https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7406841

We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Workshops (2/1 – 2/7)

Next week (2/1-2/7), join us for two online workshops:

  • Welcome to NYU Libraries (Online Workshop)

Tuesday, 2 February 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM (China Standard Time)

An overview of library resources during this time of remote access. Learn what is available to you electronically, and what you can expect for in-person access. How do you get books? Is the library “open”? What about study space? We want to welcome you to our spaces and let you know what to expect while we engage in remote learning.

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar

  • Intro to U.S. Research Libraries (Online Workshop)

Thursday, 4 February 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM (China Standard Time)

This session is for students who would like an overview of how to use the rich resources and services of an American-style research library. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about how an academic library works and learn how to connect with your subject specialist for more help.

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar. 

I hope you’ll be able to join us!

Online Workshop on Using RSQLite and Shiny App to Solve Business Problems

On November 19, the Library will host an online workshop on creating a business intelligence dashboard with the help of R Shiny and RSQLite. Participants will make an application that resembles this dashboard.

Using RSQLite and Shiny Applications to Solve Business Problems (Online Workshop)

Thursday, 19 November 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM (China Standard Time)

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Workshops(11/9-11/15)

Next week(11/9-11/15), join us for two lunchtime online workshops:

 

  • Introduction to QGIS (Online Workshop)

        Tuesday, 10 November 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (China Standard Time)

QGIS is an open source software package for geospatial analysis. This introductory workshop covers simple GIS analyses and visualizations within QGIS.

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the NYU Libcal page  (https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7128671). 

 

  • Data Cleaning and Management Using Python (Online Workshop)

         Thursday, 12 November 10 AM – 12 PM (China Standard Time)

This session is an intermediate level class that will examine ways to perform data cleaning, transformation, and management using Python. We will look at some efficient ways to load data and parse it into a container for ease of use in Python, to store it in helpful formats, and to perform some basic cleaning and transformations typical for mixed string-and-numeric formats. Finally, we’ll try putting it all together using a dataset from the NYC Open Data portal.

Prerequisites:

  • Ability to set and understand the object type of a variable
  • Familiarity with foundational object types (lists, strings, numbers, dictionaries) in Python
  • Familiarity with common data storage file types such as JSON and CSV
  • Comfort with, or willingness to learn more about dataframe and array objects in Python
  • Comfort with using Jupyter Notebooks for writing code

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the NYU Libcal page  (https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7096100). 

 

I hope you’ll be able to join us!

Workshops (10/5-10/11)

Next week (10/5-10/11) offers four workshops. Two of them are onsite and two of them are online.

NYU Shanghai workshops

  • Introduction to R 

This workshop gets you started with using R. The session introduces the RStudio interface and key constructs of R, how to read files of various formats, when and how to work with different data types, and essentials of visualizing data. 

There are two sessions of this workshop both held at Academic Building 4F Room 400A Curiosity Lab.

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Citation Clinic Workshops

Have you ever wondered: 

“How do I cite a Youtube Video?”

“Can I cite myself as a translator?”

“Are the citations provided by a database really reliable?”

Whatever your citation questions might be, librarians are here to help. Drop by the Academic Building library on 4F Curiosity Lab for our one-on-one citation clinics, and we’ll help you answer your trickiest citation questions:

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Library Essentials 101 Workshops this week

Do you have library questions? How to find and download an ebook? How to cite in your paper so you don’t get accused of plagiarism? Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

This DIY workshop will cover the essentials for using the library, such as how to:

  • Access and retrieve course reserves for their classes 
  • Recognize and use interlibrary loan in different circumstances 
  • Identify relevant information sources for current and historical news 
  • Choose appropriate databases in order to search for scholarly articles on their topics 
  • Construct a search strategy in order to find relevant information 
  • Identify tools to cite and manage your information sources

Library Essentials 101
Tuesday, 22 September 11 AM – 12 AM  (China Standard Time)
Location: Shinmay Building, Library space, on the 33rd Floor

Please register in advance at https://engage.shanghai.nyu.edu/event/6382292

Library Essentials 101
Tuesday, 22 September  2 PM – 3 PM  (China Standard Time)
Location:  
Academic Building, 400 A Curiosity Lab in the library on the 4F floor

Please register in advance at https://engage.shanghai.nyu.edu/event/6382293.

Library Essentials 101
Wednesday, 23 September 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM  (China Standard Time)
Location: Academic Building, 400A Curiosity Lab in the library on the 4F floor

Please register in advance at https://engage.shanghai.nyu.edu/event/6382294