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Publishing in the Academy — Summer 2015 Library Research Workshops for Graduate Students

Publishing in the Academy — Summer 2015
Library Research Workshops for Graduate Students

The UCF Libraries’ Publishing in the Academy workshop series focuses on supporting graduate students about topics important to researchers. Workshops cover a wide-range of discussions and demonstrations including: literature review strategies, using online library databases and tools, making the most of Web of Science, publishing your work and author rights, optimizing your online presence in research networks, understanding citation metrics, presenting your work, and data management practices.
In collaboration with the College of Graduate Studies, workshops are held at both the Graduate Student Center in Colbourn Hall in Room 146 and at the John C. Hitt Library in Classroom 235C. Please use the Graduate Studies website to register for all workshops held at the Graduate Student Center.

Literature Review Toolkit Facilitator: Corinne Bishop
This session presents a refresher on library research for literature reviewing and library resources. Topics covered will help you pinpoint subject databases, make use of citation tracking, keep current by creating search alerts, and learn strategies for using Google Scholar. Please bring your own laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Thursday, June 18 12:00 noon-1:00 pm Graduate Student Center
Wednesday, July 22 2:00pm-3:00pm Graduate Student Center
Wednesday, July 15 11:00am-12:00 noon John C. Hitt Library Room 235C

Untangling the Web of Science Facilitator: Patti McCall
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 funding agencies. Run alerts to keep abreast of the latest developments in publications.

Thursday, June 4 10:00 am-11:00 am Graduate Student Center
Thursday, July 9 10:00 am–11:00 am John C. Hitt Library Room 235C

Presentation Skills Facilitator: Carrie Moran
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!).

Monday, June 15 11:30 am-12:30 pm Graduate Student Center
Tuesday, July 7 11:30am-12:30pm John C. Hitt Library Room 235C

Where to Publish and Author Rights Facilitator: Penny Beile
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.

Tuesday, June 16 3:00pm-4:00pm Graduate Student Center

Data Documentation and Metadata Facilitator: Sai Deng
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.

Wednesday, July 22 3:00pm-4:00pm Graduate Student Center

Optimizing Your Online Presence Facilitators: Ven Basco & Andy Todd
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.

Monday, June 15 10:00am-11:00am Graduate Student Center
Wednesday, July 15 10:00am-11:00am John C. Hitt Library Room 235C

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