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Graduate Workshops

Fall 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 fall 2018 semester including Library Research & Literature Review Strategies, Planning Poster Sessions, 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)


What strategies are you using to conduct library research? This session highlights effective strategies to locate
sources for literature reviews and research projects. Learn about citation tracking options, database search
strategies, creating alerts to stay updated on publications, features for customizing Google Scholar, and tips for
organizing sources with citation management tools. Please bring your laptop to follow along with the

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
9/25/2018 5:30 p.m.‐6:30 p.m.
10/30/2018 12:00 p.m.‐1:00 p.m.


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 laptop to follow along with the presentation.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
9/7/2018 12:00 p.m.‐1:00 p.m.
9/18/2018 5:30 p.m.‐6:30 p.m.
9/26/2018 6:00 p.m.‐7:00 p.m.
10/29/2018 10:00 a.m.‐11:00 a.m.


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.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
9/19/2018 2:00 p.m.‐3:00 p.m.
10/17/2018 12:00 p.m.‐1:00 p.m.
11/28/2018 1:00 p.m.‐2:00 p.m.


Planning a research poster session? Learn the basics of poster design and tips for editing free PowerPoint poster
templates. This session reviews poster elements for layout, graphics, and printing, and includes examples of
well‐designed posters. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop to begin creating a poster for hands on

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
10/3/2018 5:30 p.m.‐6:30 p.m.
11/15/2018 12:00 p.m.‐1:00 p.m.


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!).

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
9/21/2018 12:00 p.m.‐1:00 p.m.
10/18/2018 11:00 a.m.‐12:00 p.m.
11/16/2018 12:00 p.m.‐1:00 p.m.


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
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,, PIVOT, Plum Analytics, and
Google Scholar can do for you. Please bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
9/25/2018 2:00 p.m.‐3:00 p.m.
10/17/2018 11:00 a.m.‐12:00 p.m.
11/14/2018 11:00 a.m.‐12:00 p.m.


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
Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
9/25/2018 12:00 p.m.‐1:00 p.m.
10/24/2018 1:00 p.m.‐2:00 p.m.
11/14/2018 12:00 p.m.‐1:00 p.m.

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