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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 2019 semester including Library Research & Literature Review Strategies, Planning Poster Sessions, EndNote & RefWorks: Citing Made Easy, Apps to Help Optimize Your Research Life, Optimizing Your Online Presence, Where to Publish & Author Rights, Presentation Skills, and Introduction to Data Documentation. 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 do you use to conduct library research? This session highlights effective strategies to locate sources for literature reviews and research projects. Learn about options for citation tracking, database searches, setting publication alerts/notifications, Google Scholar tips, and examine literature review examples. Please bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall – Room 213
6/6/19 Noon — 1:00 p.m.


LIBRARY RESEARCH & LITERATURE REVIEW STRATEGIES – *ONLINE
After registering in myUCF, you will receive an email with a link to participate in the online session.

7/10/19 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
https://zoom.us/j/405679645

ENDNOTE & 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. Endnote & RefWorks can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy!

Face-to-face sessions cover BOTH products. Please bring your own laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall – Room 213
5/31/19 Noon — 1:00 p.m.
6/12/19 Noon — 1:00 p.m.
7/11/19 Noon — 1:00 p.m.
7/22/19 Noon — 1:00 p.m.


ENDNOTE & REFWORKS: CITING MADE EASY! *ONLINE
Online webinar this summer will briefly introduce the basics for BOTH products. After registering in myUCF, you will receive an email with a link to participate in the online session.

7/16/19 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
https://zoom.us/j/148718285


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 if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall – Room 213
5/29/19 3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
6/19/19 2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
7/18/19 Noon — 1:00 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 session provides tips, tricks, and ideas for how to become a better presenter. There will also be time at the end for Q&A (and to practice speaking to a crowd!).

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall – Room 213
7/25/19 Noon — 1:00 p.m.


PRESENTATION SKILLS – *ONLINE
After registering in myUCF, you will receive an email with a link to participate in the online session.

6/11/19 Noon — 1:00 p.m.
https://zoom.us/j/543717414


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, printing, and includes examples of well designed posters. Please bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall – Room 213
6/13/19 Noon – 1:00 p.m.


PLANNING POSTER PRESENTATIONS – *ONLINE
After registering in myUCF, you will receive an email with a link to participate in the online session.

7/17/19 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
https://zoom.us/j/984892377


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
5/30/19 2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
6/12/19 3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
7/16/19 1:00 p.m. — 2:00 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 we will also 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
6/27/19 Noon — 1:00 p.m.
7/23/19 1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.


INTRODUCTION TO DATA DOCUMENTATION
Join us for an introduction to data documentation and metadata. Learn basics about research data, datasets and data documentation for data sharing, re-use and long-term preservation. This session introduces best practices and recommendations for documenting research data, including types of documentation needed, appropriate data formats, kinds of materials to be collected in the research lifecycle, and especially data documentation at study level and data level. The session also includes real-world examples and a discussion of data tools for data documentation, such as NVivo for qualitative data and SPSS for quantitative data.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall – Room 213
6/18/19 Noon – 1:00 p.m.

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