Instructional Initiatives at Dal Libraries

Recent initiative


For the fifth year, the Dalhousie Libraries is offering Research Bootcamp, a suite of sessions designed for teaching and research assistants and graduate students. If you know of someone who could benefit from developing effective and efficient information management techniques and literature search skills to support research endeavors, please share this information with them.

Sessions will run from May 13–June 13 and will cover the following topics: ibrary and research basics; literature reviews (searching and writing); citation tools and APA citation; copyright, open access and predatory publishers; writing abstracts and grant proposals; finding information using legal resources, PubMed and other health sciences databases; humanities resources; finding and managing data; Excel; grey literature searching; conference posters; ebooks; plus other neat tools like Covidence, Esri StoryMaps, R, and OpenRefine for data cleaning. A complete session list and descriptions are available at

Faculty can recommend the workshops to their RAs/TAs or register on their behalf. Participants can attend most sessions in-person in Halifax (various Halifax Campus locations) or via video conferencing at the Agricultural Campus or DMNB.
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