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Graduate & Postdoc Workshops Fall 2021

Graduate & Postdoc Workshop Registration

Each semester UCF Libraries offer graduate and postdoctoral researcher workshops in collaboration with the College of Graduate Studies in their Pathways to Success programming. Register for sessions, by logging in to myUCF Student Center and navigating to Graduate Students and then Pathways to Success (Pathways to Success Workshop Registration Instructions).

The Libraries Fall 2021 workshops will include in-person sessions held at Trevor Colbourn Hall (TCH, Room 208) and via Zoom. For questions about the workshops, please contact Corinne Bishop, Social Sciences & Graduate Engagement Librarian.

Getting Started Series

Session 1 -- Library & Literature Review Research
This session highlights time-saving 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.

9/16 -- 12-1pm Online 10/13 -- 4-5pm TCH 208

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. 

9/7 -- 6-7pm
TCH 208

9/14 -- 12-1pm
9/27 -- 5-6pm
10/1 -- 12-1pm

10/11 -- 4-5pm
Hitt Library 175

OR  Session 2 -- 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 styes to format citations and bibliographies in Word, and create groups for resource sharing. 

9/24 -- 12-1pm Online 10/19 -- 4-5pm TCH 208

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.

9/30 -- 12-1pm Online 10/26 -- 4-5pm TCH 208

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.

9/28 -- 12-1pm TCH 208 10/27 -- 4-5 Online

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.

10/11 -- 1-2:30pm TCH 208

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.

9/21 -- 12-1pm TCH 208 11/9 -- 1-2pm Online

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. 

10/6 -- 4-5pm TCH 208

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.

9/8 -- 12-1pm TCH 208 10/14 -- 4-5pm Online