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International Graduate Student Welcome

International Graduate Student Welcome

The University of Central Florida Libraries wish to welcome our international graduate students to a virtual library orientation on August 18, 2020, 3:00 – 5:00pm. Attendees will learn how the UCF Library System supports our international graduate students and their research. This two-hour event is designed for new and returning international students.

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with their subject specialist librarian, to learn about the Libraries’ collections and resources, and to leave the event knowing how to contact a subject librarian in their area of research.

The program will cover a variety of important topics including library cultural adaption, scholarship/publishing academic integrity and resources, etc.

Register through our Qualtrics form

Take Your Research to the Next Level

Calling all graduate students! Are you ready to take your research to the next level?

Jumpstart your summer research & publishing projects by attending our online workshop series! Learn what you need to know to plan & research sources for literature reviews, use tools to manage and format sources, and identify factors to consider when submitting your work for publication.

May/June Series Dates:
Library & Literature Review Research
Wednesday, May 27 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Citation Management
Tuesday, June 2 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Selecting Journals to Publish Your Research
Wednesday, June 10 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

June/July Series Dates:
Library & Literature Review Research
Thursday, June 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Citation Management
Friday, July 10 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Selecting Journals to Publish Your Research
Thursday, July 16 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm


For details about sessions and registration, see https://guides.ucf.edu/graduateworkshops

Graduate Workshops

Spring 2020 Graduate Workshops

UCF Libraries, in partnership with the College of Graduate Studies and the Pathways to Success program, offers several graduate workshops each semester.  Check out this semester’s schedule below, and plan to attend and learn more about library research strategies, publishing options, managing sources with citation tools, apps to organize your research life, and more. Registration for the workshops is required through myUCF (Student Center → Graduate Students → Pathways to Success).

Library Research & Literature Review Strategies
What strategies are you using to conduct literature searches for your research or projects? This session highlights effective strategies to locate related sources using citation tracking and search strategies, tips to customize Google Scholar, and options to organize sources and stay updated on publications.

Please bring a laptop to follow along with the presentation. Consider also attending the related topic, Where to Publish: Finding the Right Venue to Publish Your Research that follows this session.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall, TCH 213
⋅ Thursday, 1/30/20 5:00pm-6:00pm
⋅ Tuesday, 2/25/2020 12:00pm-1:00pm


Library Research & Literature Review Strategies – Online
After registering in myUCF, you will receive an email with a link to participate in the online session.
⋅ Wednesday, 3/25/20 5:30pm-6:30pm


Where to Publish: Finding the Right Venue to Publish Your Research
How do you decide which journals are the best fit for your manuscript? Are there other potential publishing venues that might be a good fit for your research? This workshop covers criteria to consider when planning where to submit your work for publication. We will look at factors like acceptance rates, audience, indexing, cost to publish, and open access, among others. This session is part one of a two-part workshop that explores where to publish and author rights.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall, TCH 213
⋅ Thursday, 1/30/20 6:00pm-7:00pm
⋅ Tuesday, 2/25/20 1:00pm-2:00pm


Optimizing Your Online Presence
Learn more about evaluating research impacts and managing your online research profile. This session will cover citation metrics & measuring your publishing Impact. Citation metrics provide quantitative data used to evaluate the impact of a scholar’s research. Learn about methods and tools to obtain citation counts and impact data (ISI Web of Science, Google Scholar, and others), and metrics to assist scholars in identifying key journals and notable researchers in your field. The session will also discuss why it’s important to develop an online profile as a researcher, how to promote your work and connect to other researchers, using sites such as ORCID, Research Gate, Academia.edu, PIVOT, Plum Analytics, and Google Scholar.

Please bring your laptop to follow along with the presentation. Consider also attending the related topic, Author Rights: Understanding & Protecting Your Rights that follows this session.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall, TCH 213
⋅ Thursday, 2/18/20 4:00pm-5:00pm
⋅ Thursday, 3/26/20 2:00pm-3:00pm


Author Rights: Understanding & Protecting Your Rights
Learn to be a savvy author! Do you know that all rights to a work are often assigned to publishers when a manuscript is accepted? Are there other options that allow you to retain the copyright of your work? This workshop will provide an overview of general copyright and what author rights mean to you, as a researcher. We will also explore how these rights may be negotiated when publishing and how you can use your works post-publication. This session is part two of a two-part workshop that explores where to publish and author rights.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall, TCH 213
⋅ Thursday, 2/18/20 5:00pm-6:00pm
⋅ Thursday, 3/26/20 1:00pm-2:00pm


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! Sessions will cover BOTH products.

Please bring your own laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall, TCH 213
⋅ Tuesdsy, 1/21/20 5:30pm-6:30pm
⋅ Thursday, 1/30/20 12:00pm-1:00pm


Endnote & RefWorks: Citing Made Easy! – Online Sessions
After registering in myUCF, you will receive an email with a link to participate in the online session.
⋅ Monday, 2/3/20 12:00pm-1:00pm
⋅ Wednesday, 2/18/20 6:00pm-7:00pm
⋅ Monday, 3/2/20 12:00pm-1:00pm


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 of the session for Q&A (and practice speaking to a crowd!).

Graduate Student Center, Trevor Colbourn Hall, TCH 213
⋅ Thursday, 1/23/20 10:00am-11:00am
⋅ Tuesday, 3/17/20 1:00pm-2:00pm
⋅ Thursday, 4/9/20 10:00-am-11:00am


Presentation Skills – Online Session
After registering in myUCF, you will receive an email with a link to participate in the online session.
⋅ Tuesday, 2/11/20 12:00pm-1:00pm


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, TCH 213
⋅ Tuesday, 2/4/20 12:00pm-1:00pm
⋅ Thursday, 3/5/20 5:30pm-6:30pm


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, TCH 213
⋅ Tuesday, 1/28/20 1:00pm-2:00pm
⋅ Thursday, 2/13/20 12:00pm-1:00pm


Apps to Help Organize Your Research Life – Online Session
After registering in myUCF, you will receive an email with a link to participate in the online session.
⋅ Wednesday, 3/4/20 5:00pm-6:00pm


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, TCH 213
⋅ Monday, 2/10/20 3:00pm-4:00pm

2019 International Graduate Student Welcome

Dear International Graduate Students,

Please join the UCF Libraries for coffee and conversation to learn how our resources and services support international graduate students and their research. This two‐hour event is designed for new and returning international graduate students.

The program will cover a variety of important topics including resources and services for both online and in‐person support, scholarship and publishing, and research tools.

In addition to learning about the Libraries’ collections that will primarily support your research and teaching, attendees will have an opportunity to connect with subject librarians who are available to provide assistance with resources and questions.

Refreshments will be provided.

To register, please click the following link: http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5pCvQcdOdcP3gnr

Where: John C. Hitt Library, Room 223 (main campus)
When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon

Graduate Workshops

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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