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Summer Graduate Workshops

UCF Libraries, in partnership with the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success is offering a full slate of graduate workshops during the summer 2018 semester including Library Research & Literature Review Strategies, EndNote & RefWorks: Citing Made Easy, Useful Apps All Grad Students Should Love & Use, Optimizing Your Online Presence, Where to Publish & Author Rights, and Presentation Skills.

Registration for these workshops is required and is done through myUCF (Student Center → Graduate Students → Pathways to Success)

LIBRARY RESEARCH & LITERATURE REVIEW STRATEGIES
What strategies are you using to conduct library research? This session highlights effective strategies to locate sources for literature reviews and projects and tips for using citation tracking features, creating alerts to stay updated on publications, and customizing Google Scholar options. An overview of organizing sources using Mendeley and Zotero citation management tools will also be included. Please bring your laptop if you would like to work along with the presentation.

Sessions held at Graduate Student Center, CNH 146
June 7, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
July 17, 2018 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

ENDNOTE & REFWORKS: CITING MADE EASY
Citation Management Tools allow you to dedicate more time to research! Join us for a hands-on session where you learn how to export citations from library databases, organize citations, generate bibliographies, and format citations in a Word document. Endnote & RefWorks can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy! All sessions cover both tools. Please bring your own laptop to follow along with the presentation.

Sessions held at Graduate Student Center, CNH 146
June 1, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
June 12, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
July 9, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
July 19, 2018 12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.

 

USEFUL APPS ALL GRAD STUDENTS SHOULD LOVE & USE
Do you ever wonder if there is a great app out there that you are missing out on? Need help staying organized, taking notes, or need a better way to communicate with classmates over shared projects? Well look no further as this session will introduce helpful and important apps that all grad students should love and use! We will cover organization, project management, reference, and science apps that will keep you at your best while you are in grad school and beyond. Please bring your mobile device or laptop as we test drive the apps during the presentation.

Sessions held at Graduate Student Center, CNH 146
May 30, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
June 13, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
July 10, 208 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

OPTIMIZING YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE
Join us for this two in one workshop to learn more about evaluating research impacts and managing your online
research profile.

Part 1: Citation Metrics & Measuring Impact: Citation metrics provide quantitative data used to evaluate the
impact of a scholar’s research. Several methods and tools exist to assist scholars with obtaining information
about citation counts and impact data, such as ISI Web of Science, Google Scholar, and other citation counting
tools by discipline. Metrics also assist scholars with identifying key journals and notable researchers in their field.

Part 2: Managing Researcher Profiles: In part two of the workshop we’ll discuss why it’s important to develop an
online profile as a researcher, how to promote your work and connect to other researchers, and look at several
sites in depth. See what ORCID, LinkedIn, Research Gate, Academia.edu, PIVOT, Plum Analytics, and Google
Scholar can do for you. Please bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Sessions held at Graduate Student Center, CNH 146
June 14, 2018 11:00 a.m. –-12:00 p.m.
July 19, 2018 11:00 a.m. –-12:00 p.m.

 

WHERE TO PUBLISH & AUTHOR RIGHTS
How do you decide which journals are a best fit for your manuscript? Do you know that all rights to a work are
often assigned to publishers when a manuscript is accepted? Learn to be a savvy author! This two-part
workshop will cover criteria to consider when planning where to submit your work for publication and basic
information about copyright as it pertains to publishing. In Where to Publish we will look at factors like
acceptance rates, audience, indexing, cost to publish and open access, among others. The Author Rights
section will discuss how author rights are a bundle of rights that may be negotiated by the author. Please bring
your laptop to follow along with the presentation.

Sessions held at Graduate Student Center, CNH 146
May 31, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
June 27, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
July 17, 2018 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

PRESENTATION SKILLS
Does the idea of giving a presentation freak you out? I have good news and bad news. Bad news – presentations
are unavoidable in your courses and in your future career path. Good news – presentation skills are something
you can easily improve! This 45-minute session will provide some tips, tricks, and ideas for how to become a
better presenter. There will be time at the end for Q&A (and to practice speaking to a crowd!).

Sessions held at Graduate Student Center, CNH 146
June 8, 20181 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
July 12, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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