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Workshops on September 9, 2014
  • Research 101

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, September 9, 2014

    Description: Learn more about how to locate items in the library, either physically or electronically, what kinds of materials are available and what services the library has to offer with no charge. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

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Workshops on September 15, 2014
  • Mindmapping for Research

    Starts: 9:30 am

    Ends: 10:30 am, September 15, 2014

    Description: Learn how to create, edit, and display mind maps in order to visualize your information. This workshop will cover a free online tool that can be used to help brainstorm and preserve your research ideas, to visually outline your papers, and to share your ideas with others. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

  • Evernote for Research

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 3:00 pm, September 15, 2014

    Description: Evernote is a popular free tool that can be used to create, edit, organize, and display your notes, photos, audio files, website clippings, and other kinds of information. Learn how to use the web-based version as your personal research information repository. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

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Workshops on September 16, 2014
  • Finding What You Need in the Library

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, September 16, 2014

    Description: Learn the secrets of identifying how to interpret bibliographies and citations in order to know what you are looking for and then to discover if we have it at the USF Libraries. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

  • EndNote

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 3:00 pm, September 16, 2014

    Description: This session covers everything you need to know to get started with the EndNote citation management software. You can bring your own computer (ask us about getting EndNote from the USF computer stores), or participants may use the EndNote equipped computers available in the teaching lab. By the end of the workshop, attendees will be familiar with all the major EndNote features, including establishing a library, importing citations from the databases into EndNote, and creating bibliographies by using the EndNote MS Word interactivity. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

  • Conducting a Literature Review

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 3:00 pm, September 16, 2014

    Description: In this workshop you will learn what a literature review is as well as develop a search strategy to implement a comprehensive literature review. You will acquire the skills to develop a methodology for conducting a literature review that you are comfortable with in order to move forward with your research endeavors. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

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Workshops on September 17, 2014
  • Locating Primary Sources

    Starts: 9:30 am

    Ends: 10:30 am, September 17, 2014

    Description: Primary sources are original artifacts or documents, and are the raw materials of research. Often, primary sources can be a challenge to identify. Learn how to recognize, find and analyze primary sources in this workshop. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

  • Mendeley

    Starts: 12:30 pm

    Ends: 1:30 pm, September 17, 2014

    Description: This session covers everything you need to know to get started using Mendeley, “a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.” To learn more and set up an account prior to the workshop, just go to: http://www.mendeley.com/. This unique (and free) resource combines the qualities of a database and a citation management system into one unique tool. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

  • Locating Statistics

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 3:00 pm, September 17, 2014

    Description: In this workshop you will discover how to find U.S. census materials and other international sources such as United Nations data along with World data information including statistics for multiple areas of interest. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

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Workshops on September 18, 2014
  • Scholarly Research & Publishing

    Starts: 9:30 am

    Ends: 10:30 am, September 18, 2014

    Description: This workshop will introduce you to the world of scholarly publishing. Learn how to read a journal article, what the peer review process is like, how to find impact factors of journals, and many other basic research skills. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

  • Research 101

    Starts: 1:00 pm

    Ends: 2:00 pm, September 18, 2014

    Description: Learn more about how to locate items in the library, either physically or electronically, what kinds of materials are available and what services the library has to offer with no charge. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

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Workshops on September 23, 2014
  • RefWorks Basics

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 3:00 pm, September 23, 2014

    Description: This session covers all the basics – creating a RefWorks account, importing data, organizing your database and generating a bibliography. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

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Workshops on September 25, 2014
  • RefWorks Advanced

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 3:00 pm, September 25, 2014

    Description: This session covers topics such as using Write-N-Cite to create in-text citations, editing references, account back up and more. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

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Workshops on September 26, 2014
  • Using the Chicago Manual of Style

    Starts: 9:30 am

    Ends: 10:30 am, September 26, 2014

    Description: Chicago style is used extensively in the humanities and social sciences; however, its eccentricities can make it more difficult to navigate than the other styles. This workshop will introduce you to the Online Chicago Manual of Style and demonstrate its many important features. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

  • Research 101

    Starts: 12:30 pm

    Ends: 1:30 pm, September 26, 2014

    Description: Learn more about how to locate items in the library, either physically or electronically, what kinds of materials are available and what services the library has to offer with no charge. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

  • Plagiarism

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 3:00 pm, September 26, 2014

    Description: Do you know the basic rules about when and how to cite your sources to avoid being accused of plagiarism? What is common knowledge and how does that play a part in citing sources? This workshop will help you with this aspect of your research by covering basics about techniques and tools for avoiding plagiarism, rules about when to cite your sources, and how to cite a variety of materials used for your research. Bring your questions and research projects to this workshop for assistance. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

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Workshops on September 30, 2014
  • Selecting a Topic

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, September 30, 2014

    Description: This workshop is for students who are struggling to find manageable topics for their research papers or projects. The session will cover how to identify topics that are too broad, too narrow and those that are manageable. Participants will brainstorm topics and get feedback about how to turn those topics into manageable research questions. Also covered will be how to set up a search plan, which includes creating a concept table of search terms and selecting the right databases to find the best sources for the topics selected. Register now: http://bit.ly/2014-workshops

 

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