February Workshops

Here’s a selection of research and technology workshops offered by the Libraries this month. Workshops are free an open to all students, faculty or staff at Columbia. Find listings for all Libraries workshops on the workshops website.


February 03, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Filemaker Pro Database Software
305 Butler Library (Electronic Text Service)
A basic introduction to this flexible and powerful database program.


February 04, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
EndNote Bibliographic Software
306 Butler Library
The classic bibliographic citation software, still the best choice for managing large collections of citations and customizing citation styles and reference types.


February 05, 2010 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EST
GIS – Introduction to GIS
EDS, 215 Lehman Library
A hands-on introduction to Geographic Information Systems using ESRI ArcGIS software.


February 09, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Zotero Citation and Resource Management Software
306 Butler Library
An introduction to the various features of this FireFox plugin, an exciting new program that allows the easy capture of web pages and records from many of the Libraries’ databases, the production of bibliographies and citations in various styles, the downloading and indexing of full text resources, and the creation and management of reading notes.


February 12, 2010 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
NVIVO Qualitative Analysis Software. Part 1
306 Butler Library
The leading qualitative analysis software, supporting the annotation and analysis of text and media files.


February 23, 2010 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
RefWorks Bibliographic Software
306 Butler Library
A web-based bibliographic software, most reliable for citation harvesting from the widest range of the Libraries’ databases and the best solution for group projects, but less satisfactory than other available softwares as a writing tool.


February 25, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Adobe Photoshop, Part 1
Butler Library Room 306
A brief tutorial on this basic image manipulation tool, covering workspace, tools, and some basic functions.


February 26, 2010 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
Scanning Essentials
305 Butler Library
A basic overview of the options available at the Electronic Text for creating electronic texts and images.


February 26, 2010 from 11:00am to 12:00pm EST
Introduction to Bloomberg
Business and Economics Library, 1st mezzanine reading room
This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.