Thursday, 27 October 2016

Easy-to-Write with Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office Word (MS) word is a basic software yet important to support research writing. Do you know how to make MS Word more interesting for thesis and dissertation? Let's participate the training to get the answers.

It is going to be easy to create thesis and dissertation formatting file if you are attend this training. You'll know about:-

  • One Files One Thesis
  • Navigation Pane
  • Build Heading
  • Split Chapter
  • Figures & Tables
  • Add ins
  • and many more..

Contact the facilitators for more details:

Lizawati Muhammadan
Librarian, Cataloguing Division
email: lizawati@usm.my Ext. 3713

Jamilah Hassan Basri
Librarian, Cataloguing Division
email: jamilahhassan@usm.my Ext. 3714

Noor Adilah Azmi
Librarian, Reference & Research Division
email: nooradilah@usm.my Ext. 5376

Monday, 22 August 2016

RESEARCH SUPPORT TRAINING SERIES

Are you worried about your hard work for thesis/ scholarly paper writing?
Are you worried about choosing and selecting the authentic journals?
Are you worried about difficulties to spreading the research questionnaires?
Are you worried about difficulties to collect thousands of citations in one day?

NOW! OPEN FOR
All researchers, students, & professionals. You are invited to participate these various types of training sessions at USM Library:-

1. MENDELEY TRAINING

Mendeley is a cross-platform research management tool that helps researchers manage and annotate their scientific paper collections. Organize, collaborate and discover now via Mendeley.

2. OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION TRAINING

Let's change the mindset. Remove the misconception about the best quality of scholarly articles are in commercial journals  only.  You should know there are many others that have same quality available  in Open Access journals, especially in Tier 1 & 2. You must know the techniques to find the list of journals & gain accurate information about the  Open Access intensively.

3. GOOGLE SCHOLAR & DRIVE TRAINING

Google apps are making various types of research work more easy such as organize scholarly sources, supporting quantitative research, store back-up files on clouds storage system & many more.  Let’s engage with Google intensively!

4. EASY-TO-WRITE WITH MS WORD TRAINING
MS word is a basic software to support research writing. Do you know how to make MS Word more interesting? Let's participate the training to get the answers.

Contact us for more details:
email: rujukan@usm.my
or
send enquiry to:
Muhammad Akmal Ahmat
Librarian, Reference & Research Division
akmal_ahmat@usm.my .Phone: +604653 5373

LET'S ACCELERATE RESEARCH WRITING


EndNote

More than just a reference manager. EndNote moves you through the research process as you search, organize, write, publish and share.


Click for Training Schedule


LESSON 1

  • Creating a library
  • Adding references
    • Manual way
    • Import from Databases – including finding full text and attaching files
  • Working with reference styles
  • Bibliographic templates
  • Setting preferences
  • Working with custom groups, smart groups, group sets
  • Importing references – databases, google scholar etc
  • Finding full text and attaching and working with pdf files
  • Cite While You Write (In-Text Citation)
  • Working with Word – inserting citations and managing bibliographies


LESSON 2

  • Installation issue
  • Speed up your endnote indexing
  • Working with custom groups, smart groups, group sets
  • Updating EndNote references from a Word document
  • Typing citations into a Word document
  • Global editing of references
  • Combining ‘chapters’.
  • Manuscript templates
  • Subject bibliographies
  • Working with figures and tables
  • Managing file attachments
  • Importing a journal title list (full title list or journal abbreviation names)
  • Customising EndNote Preferences (adjust fonts, adjust fields)
  • Customising Reference Types (add, rename or delete fields)
  • Creating a new Reference Type
  • Editing a reference style (APA, MLA, Harvard)
  • Using a footnoting style in MWord from Endnote
  • Exporting non-EndNote references from Word or other list into an EndNote library
  • Synchronising with and using EndNote online/Endnote web for collaboration
  • using EndNote in PowerPoint presentations

Thursday, 18 August 2016

NVivo

Please be advised that you are need to read the full content before attend any NVivo training. You are encourage to contact directly the person in charge to get more details about NVivo. 

Cik Ramlah Che Jaafar Librarian,
Reference & Research Division
cramlah@usm.my
Ext. 3713 

About Nvivo
refer url: http://www.qsrinternational.com/what-is-nvivo

You might be working with qualitative data to evaluate social policy, review patient feedback, research youth culture, or undertake postgraduate research. The challenge with this sort of research is that once you’ve collected your information, what do you do with it? How do you quickly find the valuable answers that respondents are giving you from the collection of data you have across numerous sources? That’s where NVivo comes in. NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It’s designed to help you organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured, or qualitative data like: interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content. When working with qualitative data, if you don’t use NVivo, your work will be more time consuming, challenging to manage, and hard to navigate. Importantly, completing this kind of research without software can make it very hard to discover connections in your data and find new insights that will give you an edge. NVivo gives you a place to organize and manage your material so that you can start to find insights in your data. It also provides tools that allow you to ask questions of your data in a more efficient way. By using NVivo to support your research project you can: Work more efficiently Save time Quickly organize, store and retrieve data Uncover connections in ways that aren’t possible manually Rigorously back-up findings with evidence With NVivo, your research is portable. You can work in the field, at work, at home – anywhere. NVivo also keeps your projects secure. If you want to collaborate – NVivo offers a team-based solution too.

NVIVO 10: BASIC
  • Introduction to NVivo
  • Getting Started
  • Add Source Materials
  • Code Your Data & Create Nodes
  • Query
  • Visualization
Information for participant please refer below:
  1. Maximum number of participant is 10 only
  2. We would like to encourage you to come early for any possible preparation
  3. You need to bring your own laptop (kindly bring extension if possible)
  4. All participants need to install the trial version of NVivo 10 here http://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo-support/downloads

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Google Training : Your Research Support Tools


GOOGLE TRAINING : Your Research Support Tools
Google apps are making various types of research work more easy such as organize scholarly sources, supporting quantitative research, store back-up files on clouds storage system & many more.  Let’s engage with Google intensively!

Topics:
Introduction to Google
Basic features overview
Step-by-step use Google Drive / Scholar
Organize data/files
Keep in track your updates

MEET THE EXPERTS

1. Shahriza Fadly Misaridin
USM Google Scholar Advisor
Experts in Computer software related to Photography Editing & Literature Search, Customer Service, Negotiation Skills
IIUM Master in Library & Information Science
Email: shahriza_fadly@usm.my

2. Mohd Ikhwan Ismail
USM Google Drive Advisor
Experts in Bibliometrics,
Customer Service, Community Outreach, Research work.
Experienced in Teaching & Learning for Information Literacy & Smart Literature Search. Special Courses for Postgraduates & PhD candidates.
IIUM Master in Library & Information Science.
Email: ikhwanismail@usm.my

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Open Access Publication

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION TRAINING

Let's change the mindset. Please be aware the majority numbers of Open Access journal titles are genuine, authentic and safe to publish,  especially OA journals in Tier/Quartile 1 & 2. Learn the techniques to find the best of OA journals & gaining more accurate information about the  OA scholarly publication intensively.

Topics covered:

1. Overview of Scholarly Publishing.
2. Overview of Open Access.
3. Open Access tool and resources.
4. Develop OA journals checklist.

MEET THE EXPERTS

1. Muhammad Akmal Ahmat
Librarian, Reference & Research Division
akmal_ahmat@usm.my Ext. 5373

2. Ahmad Nurul Amein Ahmad @ Ramli
Librarian, Library Management System
amein@usm.my Ext. 6320

Email: rujukan@usm.my / akmal_ahmat@usm.my
Phone: +6046535373
Counter: G Floor, PHS new building, Universiti Sains Malaysia Library, 11800, USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia


Visit: Open Access Malaysia Support Group [CLICK]

Mendeley

MENDELEY TRAINING

Mendeley is a cross-platform research management tool that helps researchers manage and annotate their scientific paper collections. Organize, collaborate and discover now via Mendeley.
Topics:

1. Introduction to Mendeley
2. Importing document via Mendeley
3. Generate citation
4. Organize your library
5. Create & join group
6. Create your research profile

MEET THE EXPERTS

1. Musa Mohamed Ghazali
Librarian, Circulation Division
musa_mg@usm.my Tel: +604653 3890

2. Abd Halim Ismail
Librarian/Technical Processing Division
abd_halim@usm.my Tel: +604653 3981

3. Mohd Kamal Mohd Napiah
Librarian, Customer Relation Division
mohdkamal@usm.my Tel: +604653 3706

Email: rujukan@usm.my / akmal_ahmat@usm.my
Phone: +6046535373
Counter: G Floor, PHS new building, Universiti Sains Malaysia Library, 11800, USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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