February 1, 2021
K-State Libraries announce schedule for spring graduate 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.
- Feb. 8: "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.
- Feb. 15: "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.
- Feb. 22: "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.
- March 1: "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.
- March 8: "Finding Social Sciences Data Sets"
Are you looking for existing data sets for a paper, thesis or dissertation? Learn about the social sciences data sets available to you through K-State Libraries subscriptions and other free, high-quality data sources. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate strategies for locating social sciences data, with an emphasis on the ICPSR data archive.
- March 15: "Systematic Reviews: An overview"
Have you seen the term systematic review in article titles and wondered what it means? Has your professor asked you to perform a systematic review and you’re not sure what that will involve? Do you want to know how they're different from other reviews? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this session will help. Hear from both science and social sciences librarians as they define what a systematic review is and discuss the broad steps in conducting one.
- March 22: "Managing Citations and References"
This is a repeat session of the Feb. 22 workshop.
- March 29: "After Graduation: Accessing research on the job"
Are you graduating soon? As you transition from K-State, your access to library resources will change. This workshop will review library privileges for alumni and introduce you to research sources available in your future.
Questions? Contact Laura Bonella, head of academic services.