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“Publishing in the Academy” Graduate Workshops Fall 2015

UCF Libraries “Publishing in the Academy”
Fall 2015 — Graduate Workshops

Students must register for workshops through the College of Graduate Studies website at

Literature Review Toolkit
This session will cover library research strategies to help differentiate sources and tools for conducting literature reviews and locating resources for projects. The discussion, demonstrations, and Q&A will focus on identifying subject databases, making use of review articles and citation tracking options, creating alerts to stay updated on publications, using Google Scholar options such as links to UCF databases and researcher profiles. An overview of library services for graduate students will also be provided. Please bring your laptop if you would like to set up options during the session.
Wed., 9/9 10:30-11:30 am Graduate Student Center
Tues., 10/6 12:30-1:30 pm Graduate Student Center
Wed., 10/14 2:00-3:00 pm Lib 235C
Fri., 11/6 12:30-1:30 pm Graduate Student Center

Mendeley Citation Manager
Like other reference or citation management tools Mendeley helps you organize and manage sources. Mendeley’s free version offers 2 GB of web space (approx. 5,000 articles) and an option to create one private group with up to three members for project collaborations. In addition to common features, Mendeley also allows you to annotate PDFs and join public groups based on your research interests. This session will demonstrate how to save citations and PDFs in Mendeley, use the Word plugin to add in-text citations and generate a bibliography, work with citation styles, and apply strategies for organizing sources. Please bring your laptop if you would like to set up Mendeley options during the session (MAC, WIN, iPad, iPhone, Android, web versions).
Tues., 9/22 3:00-4:00 pm Graduate Student Center
Wed, 10/14 3:00-4:00pm Lib 235C
Thurs., 10/22 12:30-1:30 pm Graduate Student Center
Fri., 11/13 12:30-1:30 pm Graduate Student Center

Citation Management 
Join us for a basic introduction on using EndNote and RefWorks to collect & organize citations, generate bibliographies, and export citations from library databases; plus a demonstration on how both products work with Microsoft Word. All sessions cover both products! Please bring your own laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.
Tuesday, 9/1 5:00-6:00 pm Graduate Student Center
Thursday, 9/10 6:00-7:00 pm Graduate Student Center
Wednesday, 9/16 4:00-5:00 pm John C. Hitt Library – 235C
Friday, 9/25 12:00-1:00 pm Graduate Student Center
Monday, 10/5  12:00-1:00 pm Graduate Student Center

Untangling the Web of Science I
Make the most of Web of Science with topic, author, and citation searching capabilities. Find out who is doing research in your area, what institutions they work with and the funding agencies. Run alerts to keep abreast of the latest developments in publications.
Thurs., 9/10 1:00-2:00 pm Graduate Student Center
Fri., 10/16 2:00-3:00 pm Graduate Student Center
Thurs., 11/5 2:00-3:00 pm Graduate Student Center

Advanced Web of Science II
This workshop is for students who know the basics of using Web of Science and want to learn advanced search techniques, how to set up search alerts, save citations to EndNote and RefWorks, and other useful tips. Please bring your laptop if you would like to set up options during the presentation.
Fri., 9/25 2:00-3:00 pm Lib 235C
Fri., 10/23 2:00-3:00 pm Lib 235C
Thurs., 11/12 1:00-2:00 pm Lib 235C

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!)
Wed., 9/30 12:30-1:30 pm Graduate Student Center
Thurs., 10/22 1:00-2:00 pm Lib 235C
Wed., 11/18 2:00-3:00 pm Graduate Student Center

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.
Tues., 10/6 3:00-4:00 pm Graduate Student Center
Tues., 10/20 3:00-4:00 pm Lib 235C

Data Documentation & Metadata
Join us for an introduction to data documentation and metadata. Learn about identifying needed documentation to enable data preservation, funders’ requirements for data management and metadata, and the variety of research data formats to be used and materials to be collected in your research. Generic and domain metadata standards, thesauri and their practices, and tools used for data documentation will be discussed.
Wed., 11/4 3:00-4:00 pm Graduate Student Center

Digital Stewardship
Creating a plan to manage your digital files throughout the digital object life cycle is essential to ensure current usability as well as continued access and long-term preservation. This session will give you some of the tools you need to be a good digital steward by addressing many of the activities related to the care and management of digital objects over time such as digital asset conception, creation, appraisal, storage, accessibility, and preservation.
Wed., 9/23 10:00-11:00 am Graduate Student Center
Tues., 10/6 2:00-3:00 pm Lib 235C
Tues., 11/10 1:00-2:00 pm Graduate Student Center

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,, PIVOT, Plum Analytics, and Google Scholar can do for you.
Mon., 9/28 10:00 -11:00am Graduate Student Center
Tues., 10/27 2:00-3:00pm Lib 235C
Mon., 11/2 10:00-11:00 am Graduate Student Center

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