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September 4, 2018

K-State Libraries announce schedule for fall graduate workshop series

Submitted by Sarah Hoyt

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Join K-State Libraries for "The Library and Your Research," a free, semesterlong workshop series co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Council that helps graduate students enhance and professionalize their scholarly pursuits.

All sessions take place 10:30-11:30 a.m. in 3114 College of Business Building. If you are unable to attend in person, use our Zoom link.

  • Sept. 10: Starting Your Literature Review
    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. For this session, your librarian will demonstrate article searching in education and social sciences databases, but the concepts will be applicable to all disciplines.
    This session will be held again on Oct. 15.
  • Sept. 17: Managing Citations and References with RefWorks
    Citations and references are essential to the research and publishing process, but you can also spend a lot of valuable time storing, organizing and formatting them. This hands-on workshop introduces the essentials of the citation manager RefWorks. First, you’ll set up a RefWorks account and import, organize and edit citations. Then, you’ll insert citations directly into a Word document, create bibliographies and more. Computers will be provided, but you’re encouraged to bring your own laptop to set up Write N Cite with the Word program on your computer.
  • Sept. 24: Discover-Use-Manage: An Overview of Data and Its Lifecycle
    We all have data, we all need data — whether it’s text, digital photos or spreadsheets full of numbers. Learn how to identify, access, evaluate and use data effectively.
  • Oct. 1: Copyright & Your ETDR
    Writing and publishing your scholarly work can be exciting, but it’s also a daunting task. This workshop will cover how to understand publisher copyright contracts, your rights as an author and how to potentially retain more of your rights when you decide to publish. Working on a thesis, dissertation or report? Learn how to reuse your own work in your ETDR or publications and how to legally and ethically reuse others’ works, all while getting a crash course in copyright.
  • Oct. 8: Using a Writing Template: Save Time and Effort on Your Thesis/Dissertation
    If you will be writing a thesis, dissertation or report, this workshop is for you! Using the ETDR template when you start writing rather than incorporating it at a later stage will save large amounts of time and effort. This workshop covers how to use the template and how to incorporate special features in Word, as well as giving an overview of related citation management and copyright questions.
  • Oct. 15: Starting Your Literature Review — A repeat of the Sept. 15 session
    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. For this session, your librarian will demonstrate article searching in education and social sciences databases, but the concepts will be applicable to all disciplines.
  • Oct. 22: Troubleshooting References and Citation Management with RefWorks
    In the second part of our series on RefWorks, you’ll take a deeper dive into citation management through a demonstration of the software’s advanced features. Instructors will also make time to work through your RefWorks questions and issues and offer troubleshooting assistance. Computers will be provided, but you’re encouraged to bring your own laptop to set up Write N Cite with the Word program on your computer.

Questions? Contact Laura Bonella, academic services librarian, at laurab@k-state.edu.

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