Start Date

16-3-2020 1:45 PM

End Date

16-3-2020 3:15 PM

Author(s) Bio

Liza Weisbrod is the Music and Government Information Librarian at Auburn University, where her responsibilities include music collection management, instruction, and reference along with serving as depository coordinator for the government information collection.

Presenter Status

Academic Librarian

Keywords

Document preparation, LaTeX, scientific documents

Presentation Type

90 minutes (i.e. Workshop)

Description of Proposal

LaTeX is a document preparation system used in a wide variety of disciplines. Originally written for mathematics, LaTeX is now used throughout the sciences and in fields as diverse as linguistics, economics, and political science. With LaTeX, users can create professional-looking articles, lab reports, and presentations with complex mathematical expressions.

LaTeX is widely used, especially in the sciences, but the learning curve for LaTeX is steep and can be daunting to new users. While it may be necessary for future success in the student’s discipline, getting started with LaTeX can be a significant hurdle. For graduate students, a structured introduction provides a supportive way to begin using LaTeX for articles, dissertations, and other documents.

In this session, participants will take part in a graduate level workshop entitled “Introduction to LaTeX.” This workshop was developed in response to requests for LaTeX instruction and emphasizes basic concepts that can be applied in any LaTeX document.

What takeaways will attendees learn from your session?

This hands-on workshop will introduce basic concepts and provide a foundation for continued learning. In this class, students will:

  • Learn how LaTeX documents are structured.
  • Learn basic commands for equations and mathematical expressions.
  • Create a document in LaTeX.
  • Learn how to find answers to questions about LaTeX.
  • Leave with a handout for the class and links to a LibGuide with more information and the class PowerPoint.

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Mar 16th, 1:45 PM Mar 16th, 3:15 PM

Introduction to LaTeX

LaTeX is a document preparation system used in a wide variety of disciplines. Originally written for mathematics, LaTeX is now used throughout the sciences and in fields as diverse as linguistics, economics, and political science. With LaTeX, users can create professional-looking articles, lab reports, and presentations with complex mathematical expressions.

LaTeX is widely used, especially in the sciences, but the learning curve for LaTeX is steep and can be daunting to new users. While it may be necessary for future success in the student’s discipline, getting started with LaTeX can be a significant hurdle. For graduate students, a structured introduction provides a supportive way to begin using LaTeX for articles, dissertations, and other documents.

In this session, participants will take part in a graduate level workshop entitled “Introduction to LaTeX.” This workshop was developed in response to requests for LaTeX instruction and emphasizes basic concepts that can be applied in any LaTeX document.