End of Summer Workshop Series

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To help you get back in the swing of scholarship for the Fall 2009 semester Walter Library will be hosting a workshop series covering topics from Organizing Research to Poster Making to Finding Grant Funding and More.

Here's a list of workshops occurring at Walter Library the week of August 24-28:

Introduction to Citation Managers
Walter Library 101
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Monday, August 24

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This workshop will provide an overview of three citation managers, EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero to help you decide which piece of software is the best match for your research needs.

This workshop is not hands-on but will show you the relative strengthes and weaknesses of these options as well as a demonstration on how they work with library databases and word processing programs.

Online Comparison Chart

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Learn how to create a high quality poster for presentations at classes, meetings, and conferences using Microsoft PowerPoint. This workshop provides a quick overview of design basics and gives you hands-on experience creating a poster from a template and/or from scratch.

Online Tutorial

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Grant Funding--Search Tools and Resources
Walter Library 310
2:30-3:45 pm
Monday, August 24

Looking for funding for a big research project? This workshop will show you search tools and other resources to find grant opportunities that match up with your research project.

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RefWorks: Basics
Walter Library 310
11:00-Noon
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25

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A hands-on intro to RefWorks...we'll get you set up with an account, show you how to import citations, organize your research, create formatted bibliographies in seconds, and show you how to link RefWorks with Word to format in-text citations.

Online Tutorial

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Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Word 2007*
Walter Library 310
10:00-Noon
Wednesday, August 26

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Not sure how to get started formatting your thesis or dissertation to meet graduate school requirements? Let us help! Learn the formatting requirements and how to set up a template for your document, set up headings, chapter numbers, how to insert and caption images and more.

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EndNote Basics
Walter Library 310
1:00-2:00 pm
2:00-3:00 pm
Wednesday, August 26

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Get an introduction to EndNote X3! I'll show you how to store citations, organize your research, link to full text, and format bibliographies and documents with EndNote X3. I'll also cover how you can use the freely available EndNoteWeb to supplement your research anywhere that you have an Internet connection.

Online Tutorial

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Zotero Basics
Walter Library 310
10:00-11:00 a.m.
1:00-2:00
Thursday, August 27

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Zotero is a free Mozilla Firefox plug-in that lets you store citations and easily capture website information from within your Firefox browser. We'll show you how to install Zotero and use it to capture citations, organize your research, and format bibliographies and in-text citations.

Online Tutorial

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Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article
Walter Library 310
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Friday, August 28

This workshop, intended for beginning authors will show you how to find good journal matches for your articles as well as inform you about your rights as an author and help you make informed contract negotiations when dealing with publishers.

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Google for Researchers
Walter Library 310
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 28

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We'll give you an overview of Google Tools to use for Research, Collaboration and Improving Productivity...We'll talk about resources like Google Scholar, Google Documents, Google Reader, Google Books, and much more.

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If you have any questions about any of these workshops or resources, please let me know!

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