All workshops will be held in Randall Library 1022 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. or students may attend virtually.*
*Virtual attendees will receive an email and calendar invitations from the Online & Distance Education Librarian. These will include the meeting web links, as well as instructions for using Zoom (UNCW’s collaborative virtual meeting tool). Zoom will work on Windows PCs, Macs, Linux systems, Android devices, or iOS devices.
Please register for any or all of the following workshops using the link at the bottom.
September 17: Introduction to Randall Library
RESCHEDULED for October 24
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.
October 8: Overview of Literature Reviews
RESCHEDULED for November 5
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.
October 22: Searching by Discipline
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.
January 14: Citation Managers
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.
February 4: Data and Statistics
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.
February 18: Intellectual Property, Fair Use, and Copyright
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.