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Thesis and Dissertation Forum

Fall 2017 Thesis & Dissertation Forum

The Fall 2017 Thesis & Dissertation Forum is a free, half-day program sponsored by the UCF Libraries, the UCF College of Graduate Studies, and SAGE Publishing. The program is designed for doctoral and master’s students who are currently working on a thesis or dissertation proposal (or draft), conducting literature review research, or related projects. Forum sessions offer an opportunity for you to learn about resources, tools and strategies that can help move your research forward.

When:   Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 8:30 am — 12:30 pm
Where:  John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Classrooms 235 A & 235 C

Participants should be:

  • currently enrolled in a UCF doctoral or master’s program,
  • preparing a literature review, research proposal, or research project (or drafts),
  • and be willing to provide a brief description of your research topic/question(s).

To register, click the Fall 2017 Thesis & Dissertation Forum link below or copy and paste the link into your browser

http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6YBVSUN6m6jSMHH

 

Registration must be submitted by Friday, December 8, 2017 at 12 midnightRegistration is limited to 35 participants. We expect to receive more applications than available spaces so a wait list will be available. Please note that we cannot guarantee participation for all eligible applicants. Applicants will be notified about acceptance of registration by Monday, December 11, 2017.

Please email questions to Corinne Bishop, UCF Graduate Outreach Librarian Corinne.Bishop@ucf.edu

Pathways to Success

Publishing in the Academy Workshops Put Graduate Students on the Pathways to Success

Sign up for a diverse selection of Publishing in the Academy workshops presented by the UCF Libraries. This workshop series is part of the Pathways to Success graduate student development program.

Join us to enhance your research skills, gain confidence with your presentation talents, explore complex digital tools, learn new authorship strategies, and more. The workshops are offered at no cost.

The variety of engaging sessions include these topics:

  • Library Research and Literature Review Strategies
  • Untangling the Web of Science
  • Citation Management
  • Mendeley Citation Manager
  • Where to Publish and Author Rights
  • Presentation Skills
  • Introduction to Patents and Trademarks
  • Optimizing Your Online Presence
  • Digital Stewardship
  • Documenting Your Research Data

The schedule and full descriptions can be found through the College of Graduate Studies.

The workshops have been offered since summer 2015. A new workshop is the Introduction to Patents and Trademarks. Consider joining this session if you are curious about the patent process, have ideas for new inventions, want to see if a business name or logo has already been trademarked, and more. Register now.

Register:

To sign up, log on through myUCF. Go to the Student Center and scroll down to the Graduate Students section. Click on the link to Pathways to Success. Search for a workshop and enroll or join a waitlist. For more details, see the instructions from the College of Graduate Studies.

Workshops will be held in either the Graduate Student Center (CNH 146) or the John C. Hitt Library (main campus, 235A).

Library and Reflecting Pond

“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
http://www.students.graduate.ucf.edu/pathways/

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

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Library and Reflecting Pond

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.

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