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September 7, 2016

K-State Libraries announce schedule for fall graduate workshop series

Submitted 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. in 407 Hale Library.

  • Sept. 12: 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.

  • Sept. 19: Managing Citations and References with RefWorks
    Citations and references are essential to research and publishing, but the process of storing, organizing and formatting them can consume a lot of valuable time. This hands-on workshop introduces RefWorks, a powerful citation manager. Participants will set up a RefWorks account and then import, organize and edit citations. We'll also cover inserting citations directly into a Word document, creating a bibliography and more. Computers will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring a laptop so they can set up Write N Cite, a Word plug-in, on their own devices.

  • Sept. 26: Managing Your Data
    We all have data, and we all need data — whether its text, digital photos or spreadsheets full of numbers. Learn how to identify, access, evaluate and use data.

  • Oct. 3: Getting a Head Start on the ETDR Template
    Are you preparing to graduate next semester, or would you like to get a head start? This workshop is just for you: you'll get started using the ETDR Template for your electronic thesis, dissertation, or report. The ETDR Template meets the Graduate School's formatting requirements, so don't wait until the last minute to learn the ETDR ropes. We'll also cover use of special Word features plus citation management and copyright basics.

  • Oct. 10: Understanding Academic Integrity Through Multiple Lenses
    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 some rules and regulation; to understand how to report violations if needed; and to identify resources that will assist you in your own work and writing.

  • Oct. 17: Web of Science and PubMed: What you don't know (or need a refresher about)!
    Web of Science isn't just for the sciences: It has significant information for the Humanities as well. Attend this session to see what is available for the sciences, social sciences and humanities. PubMed has a great controlled vocabulary called MeSH, Medical Subject Headings, that will help you save time when searching by retrieving results more tailored to your research. Join us to see how you can make PubMed work for you.

  • Oct. 31: Managing Your Research and Publication Impact
    Don't get caught unprepared using others' works or in managing the copyright of your own research or publications. This workshop will briefly cover managing/registering the copyright of your ETDR; determining whether something is in the public domain; making a fair use determination; completing permission requests; and searching for items with creative commons licenses.

  • Nov. 7: Discovering Primary Sources at K-State Libraries
    Researchers in all disciplines can uncover valuable information in primary sources such as letters, photographs, maps and technical reports. Participants in this hands-on workshop will not only delve into intriguing materials from our collections, but they'll also learn how to locate and access primary sources through our university archives, special collections, databases and books.

  • Nov. 14: Enhancing Discovery with Google Scholar and Google Books
    Google Scholar and Google Books are enormous, free, multidisciplinary indexes covering vast swathes of the world's published information. This workshop will cover advanced search techniques that will help you find sources you might have missed when searching other databases. You also will learn how to use these tools to answer specific questions, trace citations and promote your own research.

Questions? Contact Livia Olsen, academic services librarian, at livia@k-state or 785-532-0738.