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September 3, 2020

K-State Libraries announce schedule for fall graduate workshop series

Submitted by Cailin Riley

Join K-State Libraries for The Library and Your Research, a free workshop series.

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

Each Monday session takes place 1:30-2:30 p.m. via Zoom.

• Sept. 14: "Starting Your Literature Review in Social Sciences and Education"
Are you preparing a literature review for a paper, article, thesis or dissertation? This workshop will help! 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.

• Sept. 21: "Research, Rights, Reuse, and Retention"
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.

• Sept. 28: "Managing Citations and References"
Citations and references, while essential to research and publishing, can consume a lot of valuable time storing, organizing and formatting them. This workshop introduces essential citation manager tools, including Zotero. Participants will set up an account and learn some of the common steps in organizing citations and creating bibliographies.

• Oct. 5: "Starting Your Literature Review in the Sciences"
Are you preparing a literature review for a paper, article, thesis or dissertation? This workshop will help! 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.

• Oct. 12: "Managing Citations and References"
This is a repeat session of the Sept. 28 workshop.

Questions? Contact Melia Fritch, academic services librarian.

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