Each semester the UCF Libraries offer a series of workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers that are presented in collaboration with the College of Graduate Studies. For questions about current sessions or to request workshop sessions, please contact Corinne Bishop, Social Sciences & Graduate Engagement Librarian.
Finding & Using Academic Sources
This session highlights time-saving strategies to locate sources for upcoming course assignments and literature review projects. Learn how to locate peer-reviewed journal articles, search academic databases, identify related sources, and get tips on maximizing Google Scholar.
Citing and Managing Sources
This session covers citing essentials for academic writing. APA and MLA guidelines and examples for citing direct quotes, paraphrased text, and formatting for in-text citations and references will be shared along with helpful resources and tips on note taking and managing sources.
Optimizing Your Online Presence
This session covers evaluating your publishing impacts and managing your online researcher profile. Learn about methods and tools to obtain citation counts and impact data, metrics to assist in identifying key journals and notable researchers, and why it’s important to develop an online profile using sites, such as ORCID, Research Gate, Academia.edu, PIVOT, Plum Analytics, and Google Scholar.
EndNote Citation Management
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 can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy.
Zotero & Mendeley Citation Management
Zotero and Mendeley are free citation management tools. Sessions cover steps for getting started and tips to use these tools to organize sources for projects, import citations from databases, save article PDFs, add notes and tags, format in-text citations and bibliographies using Word, and create groups for resource sharing.
Data Documentation, Analysis & Statistical Software
Join a statistician and metadata librarian for an introduction to best practices and suggestions for data documentation and analyzing research data. Learn about research data, data sharing, re-use, and long-term preservation. This session also includes real-world examples and a discussion of data tools, such as NVivo, SPSS/SAS/STATA/R.