PSU Library Grad Student Workshop Series

PSU Library Grad Student Workshop Series: http://library.pdx.edu/grad

The Literature Review for Conflict Resolution
Thursday, April 5, 4:00-5:15pm, Room 170
This session, intended for Conflict Resolution students working on Master’s Projects but open to any grad student, will offer tips and strategies for getting those relevant articles, no matter where they are hiding.

Current Awareness: Keeping up with Research in Your Area
Monday, April 23, 2-3pm, Room 170
How do you keep up with the latest scholarship in your research areas? Learn great strategies for doing just that, including the following: RSS feeds versus email alerts; RSS readers; database search alerts, journal toc alerts, new books, and more.

Scholarly Communication, Publishing, and Copyright
Thursday, April 12, 4-5pm, Room 170
What rights do graduate students have as authors? Are open-access journals a viable alternative for publication? This session will address these and other questions about the quickly changing world of publishing and copyright.

Literature Reviews for Theses and Dissertations
Friday, April 20, 12-1:30pm, Room 170
A thorough literature review sets the stage for success in a large research project like a thesis, dissertation, or grant proposal. This session will give students tips and strategies for conducting an effective and comprehensive literature review.

Research on the Intellectual Frontier: Exploring Emerging Topics through the Literature
Friday, April 27, 12:00-1:30pm, Room 160
Learn strategies and techniques for researching areas that are rapidly evolving and less well-defined.

Library Skills Refresh
Friday, May 5, 12:00-1:30pm, Room 170
This confidence-building workshop will improve your skills in choosing search keywords, searching the library catalog, choosing and searching library databases, and using Google Scholar to find out who has cited important articles. You’ll also learn how to know when it’s time to call a librarian.

Enrich Your Research with Data: Data Sets for the Social Sciences
Friday, May 11, 12:00-1:00pm, Room 170
This workshop will cover where and how to find data sets for social sciences research.
For more information on the Graduate Student Library Workshop Series: http://library.pdx.edu/graduatestudentservices.html

Workshops open to everyone
Managing Resources with Zotero and Mendeley
Monday, April 16, 11am-12pm, Online (Register at http://library.pdx.edu/workshops/)
Monday, April 30, 3-4pm in Room 170
Zotero and Mendeley are web-based and desktop citation management tools that make it easy to collect, organize and cite research materials. Both are terrific tools for anyone working on a research project, as they can help you manage your research materials from multiple sources and insert them into your publications with ease.

Current Awareness: Keeping up with Research in Your Area
Wednesday, May 9, 11am-12pm, Online (Register at http://library.pdx.edu/workshops/)
How do you keep up with the latest scholarship in your research areas? Learn great strategies for doing just that, including the following: RSS feeds versus email alerts; RSS readers; database search alerts, journal TOC alerts, new books, and more.
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