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Engineering (General)

Provides basic resources for locating information related to engineering.
This workshop series was hosted by the Engineering Librarians in the Winter of 2022.
Topics included: Systematic Reviews, How to Read Journal Articles, Writing a Dissertation with LaTeX, and Research Impact Metrics.

Systematic Reviews: What are they? Are they right for my research?

Video Recording

The recording is 47 minutes long and contains a closed caption option.

Systematic reviews are becoming an increasingly common method for combining, synthesizing and publishing research results in engineering and other disciplines. But how do you know if this methodology is right for your research?

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • An overview of systematic review methodology, including the systematic search process 
  • Resources for learning more about this research methodology 
  • Get personalized help from a librarian

Presenter: Whitney Townsend, Informationist at the UM Taubman Health Sciences Library


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Take Command of your Dissertation with LaTeX

Video Recording

The recording is 59 minutes long and contains a closed caption option.

An introduction to how to use LaTeX, a typesetting program used by engineers and mathematicians, to create and format your dissertation. 

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Use a LaTeX dissertation template
  • Manage your dissertation citations in LaTeX
  • Implement general LaTeX tips and tricks
  • Get personalized help from a librarian 

Participants are encouraged to follow along on their own computers and have either registered for an account at overleaf.com or installed a LaTeX editor & compiler.

Presenter: Sam Hansen, Mathematics & Statistics Librarian


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Research Impact Metrics

Video Recording

The recording is 40 minutes long and contains a closed caption option.

Are you confused about common research impact metrics, like h-index, journal impact factor, etc.? Not sure how they’re calculated or how you can use them to demonstrate the impact of your research? 

  • Common terms and metrics you might encounter  
  • Some emerging issues in this space
  • Where to find resources and tools 
  • Get personalized help from a librarian 

Presenter: Becky Welzenbach, Research Impact Librarian


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