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Graduate & Postdoc Workshops Spring 2022

Workshop Registration

 

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

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

Getting Started Series

Attend a 3-session "Getting Started" series!

Each session highlights effective strategies to help you: locate sources for academic assignments and literature reviews, use EndNote or Zotero citation management tools to manage sources, and identify key factors to consider when submitting your work for publication.

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. 

1/25 @ Noon-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

2/17 @ 4:00-5:00 pm
Zoom Session

3/18 @ Noon-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. 

1/20 @ 4:00-5:00 pm
Hitt Library, Room 175

2/4 @ Noon-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

2/11 @ Noon-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

2/14 @ 5:00-6:00 pm
Zoom Session

3/22 @ 6:00-7:00 pm
Zoom Session

Session 2 (alternate option) -- 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. 

2/3 @ 4:00-5:00 pm
Zoom Session

2/25 @ Noon-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

3/22 @ Noon-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

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.

2/8 @ Noon-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

3/3 @ 4:00-5:00 pm
Zoom Session

4/8 @ Noon-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

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.

2/15 @ Noon-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

3/24 @ Noon-1:00 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.

3/21 @ 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, Academia.edu, PIVOT, Plum Analytics, and Google Scholar.

2/23 @ Noon-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

3/17 @ Noon-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

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. 

3/1 @ Noon-1:00 pm
TCH, Room 213

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.

1/27 @ Noon-1:00 pm
Zoom Session

2/28 @ Noon-1:00 pm
TCH, Room 213