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Spring 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 spring 2019 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. Online sessions have been added to several of the workshops.

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 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 presentation.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
1/31/2019 12:00 p.m.‐1:00 p.m.
2/26/2019 3:00 p.m.‐4:00 p.m.

ONLINE (After registering in myUCF, students will receive an email with a link to participate in the online session.)
2/6/2019 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
3/7/2019 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 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 laptop to follow along with the presentation.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
1/18/2019 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2/11/2019 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2/27/2019 5:50 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
3/22/2019 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

ENDNOTE: CITING MADE EASY! 
Citation Management Tools allow you to dedicate more time to research! Join us to learn how to export citations from library databases, organize citations, generate bibliographies, and format citations in a Word document. Citation management tools can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy! (This session covers EndNote. The Feb. 7th session covers RefWorks).

ONLINE (After registering in myUCF, students will receive an email with a link to participate in the online session.)
1/29/2019 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

 

REFWORKS: CITING MADE EASY! 
Citation Management Tools allow you to dedicate more time to research! Join us to learn how to export citations from library databases, organize citations, generate bibliographies, and format citations in a Word document. Citation management tools can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy! (This session covers RefWorks. The Jan 29th session covers EndNote).

ONLINE (After registering in myUCF, students will receive an email with a link to participate in the online session.)
2/7/19 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 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.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
1/22/2019 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2/20/2019 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3/18/2019 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

PLANNING POSTER PRESENTATIONS
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 practice.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
2/19/2019 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
3/6/2019 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

ONLINE (After registering in myUCF, students will receive an email with a link to participate in the online session.)
2/28/2019 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 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!).

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
2/7/2019 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
2/21/2019 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3/21/2019 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.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.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
1/31/2019 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2/21/2019 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
3/5/2019 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

APPS TO HELP ORGANIZE YOUR RESEARCH LIFE
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.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall ‐ Room 213
1/16/2019 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2/15/2019 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
3/28/2019 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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