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EGN 3321 - Engineering Analysis - Dynamics: Research Workshops

Research Workshops offered by the Library

These workshops focus on supporting graduate students who are conducting research and producing research papers, theses and dissertations. Collaborating with the library, we offer workshops that will prepare you to write that next paper, from using online library tools to formatting your thesis or dissertation. Additional workshops guide students in applying for graduate research fellowships, presenting and publishing their work, optimizing their online presence, and other topics important for successful researchers.

Workshops will be held in the Graduate Student Center located in Colbourn Hall (CNH) room 146 or the John C. Hitt Library room 235A

Students must to register for these workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success. Please see our Pathways to Success Workshop Registration Instructions. Please email  gradworkshops@ucf.edu with any questions.

Library Research and Literature Review Strategies

What strategies are you using to conduct library research? This session highlights effective strategies to locate sources for literature reviews and projects and tips for using citation tracking features, creating alerts to stay updated on publications, and customizing Google Scholar options. An overview of organizing sources using Mendeley and Zotero citation management tools will also be included. Please bring your laptop if you would like to work along with the presentation.

Where to Publish and 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.

 Optimizing Your Online Presence

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 look at several sites in depth. See what ORCID, LinkedIn, Research Gate, Academia.edu, PIVOT, Plum Analytics, and Google Scholar can do for you. 

EndNote and RefWorks: Citing Made Easy

Citation Management Tools allow you to dedicate more time to research! Join us for a hands-on session where you 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! All sessions cover both tools. Please bring your own laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Finding Data Sources

What caveats should you be aware of in selecting and using data sources? Discover tips and tricks for locating data using the web and library resources. This session will focus on free and library subscription resources, including Census and American Community Survey sources, American FactFinder, DemographicsNow, SimplyMap, and Social Explorer. Depending on the interests of attendees we may also discuss specific resources for education, social science and international data. Please bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.