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February 2, 2015



Attend semester's first workshop in series helping graduate students enhance scholarly pursuits

By Sarah McGreer Hoyt

"The Library and Your Research" is a free workshop series that aims to help graduate students enhance and professionalize their scholarly pursuits. The series is sponsored by the Graduate Student Council and K-State Libraries.

The first installment, "Using RefWorks," will be today — Monday — from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Like the remaining workshops in the series, "Using RefWorks," meets in 407 Hale Library.

"Using RefWorks" covers getting started with and using this powerful citation management tool. Topics will include setting up a RefWorks account, learning how to import, organize and edit citations, how to insert citations directly into a Word document, creating bibliographies and more. Computers will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops in order to set up Write N Cite on their computer.

Contact Adriana Gonzalez, head, faculty and graduate services, at ajgonzalez@k-state.edu or 785-532-5760 with questions.

Remaining workshops in the series include the following:

Effective Literature Reviews
1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16
Are you preparing a literature review for a paper, article, thesis or dissertation? This workshop will help you! Learn why a literature review is important, how to use K-State Libraries’ databases to select articles, how to evaluate the articles and how to organize the review.

Using Zotero
1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, March 2
This workshop will cover getting started with and using the citation management tool Zotero. Topics will include setting up a Zotero account, learning how to import, organize and edit citations, how to insert citations directly into a word document, creating bibliographies and more. Computers will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops in order to set up Zotero’s Microsoft Word plugin.

Finding the Data You Need
1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, March 9
We all have data. We all need data — whether its text, digital photos or spreadsheets full of numbers. Learn how to identify, access, evaluate and use data to strengthen your research.

Know Your Rights!
1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, March 30
Concerned about copyright issues? Do you always need permission to use copyrighted material in your ETDR? Do you automatically sign publishing agreements without reading the fine print? This session will cover copyright, fair use and your rights as an author.

Understanding Academic Integrity Through Multiple Lenses
1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, April 6
Academic integrity is apparent in all aspects of graduate student life. In this workshop, we will examine the various lenses you may use to view academic integrity. You will explore what it means to you as a student in the classroom, a researcher, a scholarly writer and a graduate teaching assistant. The goal of the workshop will be for you to be aware of rules and regulations, understand how to report violations, and know resources to assist you in your own work and writing.

Preparing Your ETDR for Submission
1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, April 13
Are you preparing to graduate next semester? Maybe you want to get a head start? This workshop is just for you. We will review use of the prescribed template and steps for preparation of your electronic thesis, dissertation or report. We'll also look at the special features in Word and cover citation management and copyright information. Don't wait until the last minute to learn the ropes of submitting your work to KREx.