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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
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sariew@usf.edu.

Workshops

These workshops are designed to teach you about how to use library resources, the scholarly research process, and academic integrity. Please register 24 hours in advance in order for us to accurately anticipate the number of attendees expected. If there is something you would like to learn about but don’t see a workshop offered, please request a workshop »

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    Workshop Descriptions

    Workshops for anyone using the library for the first time

    Using the Library: Research 101

    Learn more about how to locate items in the library, either physically or electronically, what kinds of materials are available and what services the library has to offer at no charge.
    By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

    • navigate the library webpage
    • locate resources online or in the library
    • identify types of materials available in 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
    • locate scholarly information using library article databases
    Useful information for all levels of research

    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
    • recognize standard search tools to develop efficient and effective searches

    Using EndNote

    This session covers everything you need to know to get started with the EndNote citation management software. Bring your own computer or use the EndNote equipped computers available in the teaching lab.

    By the end of this workshop you will be able to use EndNote to:

    • establish an Endnote library
    • import citations from databases
    • 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
    • discover the latest research in your field

    Using RefWorks: Basic Skills

    Get started with RefWorks, a free citation software that helps you organize and cite your sources.

    By the end of this workshop you will be able to use RefWorks Basics to:

    • create a RefWorks account
    • import citations
    • organize your references
    • generate a bibliography

    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
    Workshops for student researchers and faculty who want to enhance their research skills.

    Using RefWorks: Advanced Skills

    This session topics such as using Write-N-Cite to create in-text citations, editing references, account back up and more.

    By the end of this workshop you will be able to use RefWorks to:

    • use Write-N-Cite to create in-text references
    • edit your references
    • back up your account
    • identify other advanced features

    Preparing Your Promotion/Tenure Portfolio – Documenting Impact

    This workshop is designed to show scholars how to build a strong tenure/promotion portfolio through documenting the impact of journals in which they publish and cited references to their work.

    By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

    • identify tools that offer journal rankings and metrics that measure journal impact
    • build a strong promotion/tenure portfolio that documents cited references to your work
    • discuss the use of altmetrics trend and their place in the promotion and tenure process
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