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Graduate Research

Workshop Registration Information

Each semester the UCF Libraries offer workshops for graduate and postdoctoral researchers 
as part of the 
College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success program.

Please register for participation by logging in at myUCF - Student Center - Graduate Students - Pathways to Success

All Summer 2021 workshops will be held via Zoom.

Questions?  Please contact Corinne Bishop, Graduate Engagement Librarian.

Getting Started 3-Part Series


Get a great start to plan upcoming research & publishing projects!

Attend our 3-part online series and learn about strategies for conducting literature reviews and identifying essential sources, EndNote citation management to manage and format sources, and key factors to consider when submitting your work for publication. 



Session 1 -- Library & Literature Review Research
This session highlights timesaving strategies to
 help you plan literature reviews. Learn tips to locate related sources, search subject databases, access online journals, create journal alerts, and maximize Google Scholar options.

Tuesday, 2/9 4:00-5:00pm

Thursday, 3/4 Noon-1:00pm 

Session 2 -- 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. 

Friday, 1/22 -- Noon-1:00pm  Wed, 2/10 -- 6:00-7:00pm 
Tuesday, 1/26 -- 5:30-6:30pm  Friday, 2/19 -- Noon-1:00pm 
Monday, 3/1 Noon-1:00pm

Session 3 -- Selecting Journals to Publish Your Research
How do you decide which journals are the best fit for your article? Learn about criteria to consider when planning where to submit your work for publication and factors like acceptance rates, audience, open access, and more.

Thursday,  2/11 -- 4:00-5:00pm   

Tuesday, 3/9 -- Noon-1:00pm 

Additional Workshop Topics

Apps To Help Organize Your Research Life
Need help staying on task, keeping track of research sources, or organizing your time? There's an app for that! Join us as we cover how mobile apps can help you organize your graduate school life. Be sure to have your mobile device ready to test drive apps during the presentation.

Tuesday, 2/23 -- Noon-1:00pm

Thursday, 3/5 -- 3:00-4:00pm Wednesday 4/7 -- 4:00-5:00pm 

Copyright Basics for Research and Teaching 
(open to graduate students, postdocs & faculty to attend) 

Can you use any image you find online in your presentation? Do you need to get permission to use a chart or graphic for your thesis or dissertation? What kinds of rights do you have as an author of a journal article? These are just a few of the questions that we will explore in this session focused on the fundamentals of copyright and fair use for research and teaching. Attendees will learn about copyright basics, the Four Fair Use Factors, author rights, and more. Specific copyright and fair use questions can be directed to Sarah Norris and Rich Gause ahead of time or during the session. 

Tuesday, 2/16 -- 3:00-4:00pm Wednesday, 3/17 -- Noon-1:00pm

Data Documentation & 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.

Monday, 3/15 -- 1:00-2:30pm 

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,, PIVOT, Plum Analytics, and Google Scholar.

Thursday, 2/18 -- Noon-1:00pm 

Wednesday, 3/24 – 1:00-2:00pm 

Planning Poster Presentations
Planning a research poster? Learn the basics of poster design and tips on editing free PowerPoint templates. This session covers guidelines about poster elements, layout, graphics, printing, and includes examples of well-designed posters. 

Friday, 3/5 -- Noon-1:00pm 

Thursday, 4/8 -- 3:00-4:00pm 

Presentation Skills
Does the idea of giving a presentation freak you out? The bad news is presentations are unavoidable in your courses and in your future career path – but the good news is presentation skills are something you can easily improve! This session provides tips, tricks, and ideas for how to become a better presenter and includes time for Q&A and practice speaking to a crowd!

Wednesday, 2/17 -- Noon-1:00pm   

Wednesday, 3/10 -- 1:00-2:00pm  Tuesday, 4/6 -- 3:00-4:00pm