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Graduate Workshops

Each semester the UCF Libraries, in collaboration with the College of Gradate Studies, offers several graduate workshops in the Pathways to Success program. Sessions cover topics or interest for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.


Plan to attend our 3-part summer series (listed below). The series is designed to help you plan your summer research and publishing projects. And be sure to also check out our other summer topics to help support your research and publication planning. For more information or to request a workshop, please contact Corinne Bishop, Graduate Engagement Librarian.


Register at myUCF -- Student Center -- Graduate Students--Pathways to Success.
Confirmation emails and links to sessions are sent after registering at myUCF.



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

Wednesday, 5/27
Thursday, 6/25

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. 

Tuesday, 6/2
Friday, 7/10

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.

Wednesday, 6/10
Thursday, 7/16


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.

Thursday, 6/18
12noon - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 7/8

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, 6/29

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.

Monday, 6/15
Tuesday, 7/21

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. 

Thursday, 6/11
Tuesday, 7/7

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!

Thursday, 5/28

Tuesday, 6/9