Learn it Live & Online offers a variety of useful workshops that provide the skills you need to be a successful researcher. Workshops are free to USF students and faculty.

Susan Ariew
University Librarian

About Workshops

Get a Job! Workshop Series with Career Services

Build: ResuMe – How to Get Noticed

Learn the what, how, and why of building a resume that employers and grad schools will notice. By the end of this workshop, you will understand the purpose and potential contents of a resume, know how to frame your resume based on your audience, and how to establish your brand via LinkedIn and other avenues.

Plan: Map Your Major to Your Future

Learn how to make the most of your major and find tools and resources that will help you determine the best career for you. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to locate your major fact sheet and determine what careers are relevant to that major; find information about specific careers using O*Net; conduct a catalog search for career-related resources; and access the Job and Career Research LibGuide.

Prepare: Tips and Tricks for Acing Your Interview

Learn how to wow your future employer at the interview with insider knowledge on news, company financials, and company initiatives. After this workshop, you will be able to find industry reports specific to your career field; Identify resources for finding company financial information and news; and recognize various services and resources provided by USF for interview preparation.

Target: Tailoring Your Resume as a Creative

Make sure your resume conveys YOU to your creative industry employers! By the end of this workshop, you will be able to think critically about what your resume is conveying and why, and be able to design a one-of-a-kind visual resume using Adobe InDesign.

Develop: Using Internships to Kickstart Your Career

We all know the importance of gaining experience before entering the workforce, but when? How? Where? Who? And what? In this workshop we’ll explore a variety of ways in which students can gain that all important experience in preparation for an amazing career!

Avoiding Plagiarism

Do you know the rules about when and how to cite your sources to avoid plagiarism? By the end of this workshop you will be able to identify techniques and tools for avoiding plagiarism; discuss rules about when to cite your sources; identify the difference between summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting sources.

Conducting a Literature Review

Learn what a literature review is and develop a search strategy to conduct a literature review in your field. By the end of this workshop you will be able to identify types of literature reviews; design search strategies to complete a successful literature review; and recognize standard search tools to develop efficient and effective searches.

Copyright Matters: Making Sense of Copyright

Did you know that you hold copyright over that picture you drew on a napkin last night? Learn how copyright law works and how to avoid infringing use of other’s copyrighted materials. By the end of this workshop you will be able to discuss the basic components of copyright law, identify ways you can use copyrighted works, and locate resources to help you with your copyright questions.

Finding the Library Resources You Need

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to read citations from bibliographies, determine what type of materials are cited, and access and locate these materials through the library.

From Wikipedia to Academia

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to choose smart project topics; search Wikipedia to explore topics; map out your research topic; identify library components in a college level research assignment; and locate scholarly information using library article databases.

Introduction to the NEW RefWorks

An introductory workshop that will cover setting up an account, exporting citations from research databases, managing citations, creating bibliographies and more.

Learn the Library: Basics for Your Research

Learn all the basics of the USF Tampa Library with the help of our Library Research Assistants. At the end of this session, you will know who your librarian is and what he/she can do for you, be able to navigate library databases, and know how to locate resources both online or in the library.

NEW RefWorks: Beyond the Basics

This workshop is geared to those who have taken “Introduction to RefWorks” or who are currently RefWorks users. It will provide additional information about exporting references from research databases and organizing references and includes using the Write-N-Cite feature to insert in-text citations as well as editing in-text citations.

Pump Your Presentation: Finding Multimedia for Your Projects

Join us for a workshop which will highlight resources on the web for open access or free-to-use images, sound, and video that can be used in multimedia projects for your classes. We will also discuss design tips and presentation best practices. By the end of this workshop, students will be able to identify multiple resources for imagery, audio, and video, as well as ideas and methods for prepping presentations that pop.

Researching Travel & Country Information

If you are a student who will be traveling abroad or doing a class project, you might want to do some research on the country and culture you are interested in. After taking this workshop, you will be able to identify resources that offer up-to-date information about countries and travel issues including both profiles and statistics regarding those countries as well as search for country information related to business, health, the environment, travel planning, and international news.

Tech Tips for Research

Practice hands-on with new and emerging tech that will put library tools to work in your research. Explore how to find, save, annotate, embed, and share information, and pick up tips for using advanced database features and integrations. Learn how to locate and find out more information with your subject librarian; all levels and areas of study welcome.

Transitioning to the NEW RefWorks

Geared to current Refworks users, this session will show show you how simple it is to move your existing RefWorks citations to the new RefWorks platform, as well as offer tips and tricks for how to get the most out of the new version. The current (legacy) version of RefWorks will be retired in 2017.

Using Endnote

This session covers everything you need to know to get started with the EndNote citation management software. By the end of this workshop you will be able to use EndNote to establish an Endnote library, import citations from databases, and create in-text citations and bibliographies.

Using Mendeley

This session covers everything you need to know to get started using Mendeley, “a free reference manager and academic social network.” This resource combines the qualities of a database and a citation management system into one efficient tool. By the end of this workshop you will be able to use Mendeley to organize your research, collaborate with others online and, discover the latest research in your field

Visual & Audio Resources for Your Projects

Locate visual resources using the library website to enhance your research project! Learn what image, audio and video resources are available for you at no charge to enhance your project and make it more interesting and fun.

At the end of this session, you will know how to:
• Discover appropriate subject guides
• Locate reputable visual and audio resources
• Identify key features of these resources

Where Should I Submit My Manuscript? Researching Journal Impact Factors and Rankings

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to define impact, identify resources for determining journal quality and journal rankings, identify and avoid predatory open access journals.

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