Workshop | Introduction to Computational Social Science

We will host a three-hour, introductory session to the field of computational social science.

The first half introduces the computational social science field, including its topics, methods, and skillsets, and analyzes a published research project. The second half discusses a small case using GIS tools to visualize and explore the hidden characteristics of the tabular data.

Light lunch will be provided!

Time: 10 AM – 1 PM, Friday, 3/11/2021

Location: Room 415, Academic Building

Workshop – Oral History in China

You are invited to attend the China Research Series, offered in collaboration with the Library & faculty in the Global China Studies program. This week, Prof. Jackie Armijo will present a workshop on Oral History in China.

This workshop is open to all, especially the Capstone students whose projects will involve resources & methodologies in Chinese Research.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Shanghai), Friday, December 3 | Room 415, Zoom (Meeting ID: 691 9762 062)

RSVP link (google form)

Bloomberg Training Session – Macroeconomy

Need economic and financial data for your research project? Come to the Bloomberg training session to get a head start! Learn the basics and functions of using the Bloomberg terminals, focusing on the module of Economics and Currencies.

The topics will include:

•  Activities of US Federal Reserve Banks and Other International Central Banks

•  Macroeconomic Data (GDP, Inflation and Unemployment)

•  International Reserve Assets and Related Growth Rates

•  Significant Moves in the Global Financial Markets

•  Economic Forecasts

The Bloomberg analyst will exemplify those functions in the real economy and practical implications. Welcome to bring your questions for the Q&A part.

4:00 – 5:30 PM (Shanghai), Tuesday, 12/7/2021 | Room 415, Academic Building

This workshop is open to all students in person and online. Due to Bloomberg’s policy, there will be no recording provided after the session. Workshop slides can be shared with the participants if needed.

Scan the QR code to RSVP!

Workshop – Ethnographic Research in China

You are invited to the China Research Series, offered in collaboration with the Library & faculty in the Global China Studies program! This week, we are going to talk about Ethnographic Research in China together with Professor Amir Happel.

The workshop is open to all, especially the Capstone students whose projects will involve resources & methodologies in Chinese Research.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Shanghai), Friday, November 19 | Room 415 (Immersive Media Lab) + Zoom Meeting ID: 691 9762 062

RSVP in Google Form: tinyurl.com/chinaworkshop2

Workshop – Text Mining and Qualitative Approaches

Need some data analysis for your final project? Stuck at the research part of your capstone?

Using the same texts, this workshop applies both text mining (TM) and qualitative data analysis (QDA) approaches to explore the vaccination expectations of a sampled U.S. universities across states.

The two sessions, held back-to-back, compare and contrast the TM and QDA approaches towards the same materials through demonstration and hands-on exercises. We will use Voyant for TM and Taguette for QDA. No prior knowledge of either method required!

10-11:30 AM, Friday, November 5 | Room 400A, Academic Building

Workshops (10/25 – 10/29)

Next week (10/25 – 10/29), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Finding music: scores, streaming audio, and other recordings

This workshop is for our creative types! Perhaps you are musician, looking for a new piece of music for an upcoming recital; or you are developing a video project, and you need some music for your soundtrack; or perhaps you’re just looking for some new tunes to listen to and enjoy while you study. In this workshop, we’ll explore library resources to meet all of your musical needs.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Keeping up with the News: Finding Newspapers in our collection

Do you want to keep up with the news? Read magazines from around the world? Find insightful essays and works of short fiction in magazines like The New Yorker? In this workshop, you’ll learn about resources in the library where you can read current issues of major US & international newspapers, and discover some of our most interesting magazines. After this workshop, you’ll be able to keep up with the news on your morning commute to campus every day!

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Data Dashboarding with Plotly for Python

Learn to build a web-based interactive data dashboard with pure Python and Streamlit app. Knowledge of Python is required. Knowledge of HTML/CSS or JavaScript is not required but would be helpful.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

Workshops (10/18 – 10/22)

Next week (10/18 – 10/22), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Wikimedia Asian Month and getting a good citation for an image

November is Wikimedian Asian Month. Let’s prepare images to contribute and improve the labels on images already in Wikimedia Commons. Also, learn about citation best practices.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Wikimedia Asian Month and getting a good citation for an image

November is Wikimedian Asian Month. Let’s prepare images to contribute and improve the labels on images already in Wikimedia Commons. Also, learn about citation best practices.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Data Visualization with Plotly for JavaScript

Learn how to create interactive graphs on a webpage using Plotly for JavaScript and React app. Basic HTML/ CSS and JavaScript knowledge is required.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Data Visualization with Plotly for Python

Explore and build different interactive graphs with Plotly for Python on a Google Colab notebook. Basic Python knowledge is required.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

Workshops (10/11 – 10/15)

Next week (10/11 – 10/15), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Wikipedia’s Talk Pages & Article Assessment: A Peek behind the Peer Review curtain

Most of us use Wikipedia. How to use it critically? Explore the tools behind Wiki. Learn how to join the conversation.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Introduction to Chinese Resources

Do you find it a challenge to look for resources related to Chinese studies? Are you wondering what Chinese language resources are available to you through our library? Come to learn the basics of identifying and using the main Chinese databases such as CNKI (知网), Wanfang (万方) and a few others.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Market Insights and Where to Find Them

This is the third workshop of the Business Information Series. No experience is required.

A market is where buyers and sellers can meet to facilitate the exchange or transaction of goods and services. It can be physical like a retail outlet, or virtual like an e-retailer. What are the ingredients of market activities? What are the differences between industries and markets? What tools can you use to get market insights? Where can you find market insights? How can you use those insights for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Intro to Data Visualization on Web Interfaces

Data doesn’t speak for itself, but visualization is one way to give it its voice. Explore the most popular data visualization libraries and learn how you can use them with your language of choice.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

Workshops (9/26 – 9/30)

Next week (9/26 – 9/30), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Keeping up with the News: Finding Newspapers in our collection

Do you want to keep up with the news? Read magazines from around the world? Find insightful essays and works of short fiction in magazines like The New Yorker? In this workshop, you’ll learn about resources in the library where you can read current issues of major US & international newspapers, and discover some of our most interesting magazines. After this workshop, you’ll be able to keep up with the news on your morning commute to campus every day!

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Systematic Reviews

How can a librarian support systematic reviews? Great for social sciences, especially health or psychology

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Find it Fast: Research Tips for Students in a Hurry

Questions about when the library is open? How to find and download an ebook? How to contact the library for help? Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

(You get dot stickers just for coming to this workshop! Stick them on the topics you’d like us to cover.)

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Industry Reports and Where to Find Them

What are the common elements of an industry report? What are the methods of conducting an industry analysis? What are Industry Classification Codes, and why are they important? Where can you find industry reports? How to compare companies to each other to evaluate the relative attractiveness in the same industry? How can you use those reports for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Company Profiles and Where to Find Them

This is the first workshop of the Business Information Series. No experience is required.
As an essential component of the economy, companies play a crucial role in attracting talent, offering jobs, and boosting economic development. What types of information do you need to know more about a company? What are the differences between public companies and private companies? Where can you find company profiles? How can you use company information for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Finding music: scores, streaming audio, and other recordings

This workshop is for our creative types!

Perhaps you are musician, looking for a new piece of music for an upcoming recital; or you are developing a video project, and you need some music for your soundtrack; or perhaps you’re just looking for some new tunes to listen to and enjoy while you study. In this workshop, we’ll explore library resources to meet all of your musical needs.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage: