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K-State Today

January 29, 2019

K-State Libraries announce schedule for spring graduate workshop series

By Sarah McGreer 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 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Mondays in 1053 College of Business Building. If you are unable to attend in person, participate via Zoom

  • Feb. 4: Starting Your Literature Review in Social Sciences and Education
    Are you preparing a literature review for a paper, article, thesis, or dissertation? 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, article searching will be demonstrated using social sciences and education databases; however, the concepts will be applicable to all disciplines.
  • Feb. 11: Managing Citations and References
    Citations and references are essential to the research and publishing process, but storing, organizing, and formatting them can consume a lot of your valuable time. This hands-on workshop introduces the essentials of citation manager tools and will introduce examples such as Zotero and Mendeley. Computers will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops to get set up on their computer.
  • Feb. 18: Getting a Head Start on Using the ETDR Writing Template
    If you are preparing to graduate next semester or just want to get a head start, this workshop is for you. The emphasis will be on getting started with the ETDR Template for your electronic thesis, dissertation or report. Importantly, this template meets the Graduate School's formatting requirements. We'll also cover useful features in Word plus related citation management and copyright issues. Don't wait until the last minute to learn how to use the template you'll need to document all your hard work.
  • Feb. 25: Retaining Rights to Promote Your Research
    Writing and publishing your scholarly work can be both exciting and daunting. 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.
  • March 4: 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 information. Get an overview of data and its lifecycle. You'll practice finding relevant data, get a brief overview of data management, and learn appropriate ways to use and cite data.
  • March 18: Starting Your Literature Review in the Sciences
    Are you preparing a literature review for a paper, article, thesis, or dissertation? 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, article searching will be demonstrated using PubMed, Web of Science, and other science databases; however, the concepts will be applicable to all disciplines.
  • March 25: Managing Citations and References
    A repeat session of the Feb. 11 workshop.

Questions? Contact Adriana Gonzalez, head of academic services, at ajgonzalez@k-state.edu