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Graduate & Postdoc Workshops @ UCF Libraries

Workshop Registration


Each semester UCF Libraries offer workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers that are presented in partnership with the College of Graduate Studies in the Pathways to Success program. To register, log in to the myUCF Student Center, navigate to the Graduate Students section, and Pathways to Success (Pathways to Success Workshop Registration Instructions).

Our Summer 2022 workshops include sessions hosted via Zoom as well as in-person sessions held at Trevor Colbourn Hall (TCH, Room 208). For questions, please contact Corinne Bishop, Social Sciences & Graduate Engagement Librarian.

Getting Started Topics

Two-part "Getting Started Topics"

Attend a "Finding & Using Academic Sources" session and "EndNote" or "Zotero" citation management session to learn 'tips & how to's' on locating and managing sources for upcoming assignments and research projects.

Session 1 -- Finding & Using Academic Sources

This session highlights time-saving strategies to help you locate academic sources for upcoming course assignments and literature reviews. Learn how to find peer-reviewed articles, identify subject-related databases, locate related sources for topics, and how citation management apps can help you save, manage, and cite sources.

Thursday, 6/2 @ 3:00-4:00 pm 
Zoom Session

Thursday, 7/7 @ 12:00-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

 Session 2 -- EndNote Citation Management

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, 6/10 @ 12:00-1:00 pm 
TCH, Room 213

Wednesday, 7/6 @ 12:00-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

Monday, 7/11 @ 12:00-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

Session 2 (alternate) -- Zotero Citation Management
Zotero is a free tool that offers similar options to other citation managers. It allows you to organize sources for projects, import citations from databases, save PDFs, select citation styles to format citations and bibliographies in Word, and create groups for resource sharing. 

Thursday, 6/9 @ 3:00-4:00 pm
Zoom Session

Thursday, 7/14 @ 12:00-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

Additional 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.

Monday, 6/13 @ 12:00-1:00 pm
TCH, Room 213

Wednesday, 6/29 @ 3:00-4:00 pm
Zoom Session

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,  7/11 @ 1:00-2:30 pm
Zoom Session

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, 6/30 @ 12:00-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

Wednesday, 7/20 @ 12:00-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

Presentation Skills
Come to this calm workshop about a nerve-wracking experience: giving a presentation. For many individuals, the prospect of giving a presentation causes anxiety, and you might find yourself anxious and overwhelmed. Presentations may be inevitable, but there are ways to bolster your skills and confidence. This interactive workshop includes ways to prepare for your presentation, techniques while you practice your presentation, how to find peace before giving your presentation, and other important considerations to remember during your performance.

Friday, 5/27 @ 12:00-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

Wednesday, 6/22 @ 3:00-4:00 pm
TCH, Room 213