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Little Things Mean a Lot: Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis - 11:00am

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more! As well, find out more about the resources that are available to help you in writing your thesis/dissertation. Graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome; some prior knowledge of Microsoft Word will be helpful.

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? Email research.commons@ubc.ca for an appointment.

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Avoid Mistaken Identity - Create your Unique Scholar Identifier using ORCID - 10:00am

There is a lot of potential for mistaken identity online and in scholarly publishing. You might share a name with other, similarly named researchers, or you might have changed your name at some point during your career. How are others supposed to know if they’ve found the right you? Luckily, people have been working to make name disambiguation easy. ORCIDs are permanent identifiers for researchers. They protect your unique scholarly identity and help you keep your publication record up-to-date with very little effort. In this Challenge, we'll work through how to register for your unique ORCID identifier.

This is the 1st Challenge in the Reading Week Research Impact Challenge. We’ll be running three challenges each day on a different theme. The Challenges for Monday, February 15th focus on the theme of Identity: Building Your Academic Profile.

Building your academic profile online can help demonstrate your authority, expertise and research interests. The internet has become the starting point for all searches, so you want to make sure that people are finding authorized biographical and contact information about you. This is especially important when you're starting your academic career.

In today's Challenges, we'll show you how to create your unique scholar identifier, get you onto Google Scholar and help you increase your Googleability, and develop your profile on an academic social network.

Can’t attend? Want to learn more? Visit the UBC Library Impact Challenge website for more information, including links to the online Challenge Bank (coming soon).

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Increase your Googleability - Create a Google Scholar Profile - 11:00am

Google Scholar offers a popular way to create a profile that showcases your own papers and the citations they’ve received. It also calculates a platform-dependent h-index, which many researchers love to track (for better or for worse).

In this Challenge, we’re going to get you onto Google Scholar, so you can up your scholarly SEO (aka “googleability”), more easily share your publications with new readers, and discover new citations to your work from across the entire scholarly web.

This is the 2nd Challenge in the Reading Week Research Impact Challenge. We’ll be running three challenges each day on a different theme. The Challenges for Monday, February 15th focus on the theme of Identity: Building Your Academic Profile.

Building your academic profile online can help demonstrate your authority, expertise and research interests. The internet has become the starting point for all searches, so you want to make sure that people are finding authorized biographical and contact information about you. This is especially important when you're starting your academic career.

In today's Challenges, we'll show you how to create your unique scholar identifier, get you onto Google Scholar and help you increase your Googleability, and develop your profile on an academic social network.

Can’t attend? Want to learn more? Visit the UBC Library Impact Challenge website for more information, including links to the online Challenge Bank (coming soon).

Register

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News & Highlights

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Enhance your research impact

Researchers are invited to take the Research Impact Challenge from February 15-19.

Read More Posted on February 9, 2016

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Get to Know Rare Books and Special Collections Tours

See select collections up close and personal, learn about the RBSC services and tour the extensive Chung Collection.

Read More Posted on February 3, 2016

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Reading Week activities round-up at UBC Library

Attend one of these workshops and exhibitions at UBC Library from February 15-19.

Read More Posted on February 3, 2016

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