Graduate Student Workshops

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Introduction to Randall Library - October 24, 2018

Effectively using the resources in Randall Library, including liaison librarians, subscription research databases, and specialized research tools can have a tremendous impact on the success of your graduate school research projects. Even if Randall Library was your undergraduate library, all graduate students will benefit from this overview.

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Overview of Literature Reviews - November 5, 2018

Have you asked:  What is the role of a literature review?  What does it mean to “review” literature, anyway?  This session will help you see the big picture of your research area by using a variety of Randall Library’s (and other) resources to gather and assess a body of work.  From the basic definition(s) of “Literature Review”, to some hands-on examples, this session will be useful if you’ve never done a thorough review, or if you need a refresher.

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Searching by Discipline - October 22, 2018

Learn how to do advanced literature searching with focused guidance from a librarian who specializes in your subject area. Whether you’re an experienced researcher in your discipline or just getting started, this session will help you learn to navigate through the literature in your field to find the research that’s most relevant to your topic.

Citation Managers - January 14, 2019

Have you spent hours writing citations? Do you have article .pdfs saved all over your computer? Have you ever forgotten what source you meant to cite?This workshop will introduce you to three free citation managers (Endnote Basic, Mendeley, & Zotero) which can make it a snap to manage and cite all of your sources.

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Data and Statistics - February 4, 2019

Get an overview of both the subscription (fee) based resources and free resources that provide the data and statistics you will need for your research.

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Intellectual Property, Fair Use, and Copyright - February 18, 2019

Have you asked, “What does IP have to do with me?” This workshop will introduce you to important aspects of intellectual property (IP), including fair use and author rights, affecting you as a consumer and producer of information.

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