Graduate Student Workshops: Spring Schedule

Tools for Organizing Your Articles & Creating Citations

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:30 – 6:00pm CANCELLED - this workshop will be rescheduled at a later date
UL 2120 Learning Lab

Do you need help organizing and managing your articles? Do you want to learn how to create citations with easy-to-use applications? Join us for a hands-on workshop that will make your library research easier and more efficient. Using Mendeley and Zotero (freely available online!), you will learn how to create an account, import articles, books, and other content, organize and tag items, and create citations for your next project. 

Register here.

Introduction to University Library and Its Resources

Monday, February 11, 2013 5:30 – 6:30pm

UL 2120 Learning Lab

Jump-start your research skills with this overview of library resources, services, and search tools. You’ll be introduced to:

  • University Library’s website and grad student services
  • IUCAT, the IU libraries online catalog
  • Request Delivery via IUCAT
  • Using library databases to locate articles and more
  • Interlibrary Loan

Register here.

Finding Articles, Dissertations, and Theses

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:00 – 5:00pm

UL 2120 Learning Lab

You’re writing your thesis, or you are undertaking a major research project.  You need to search for information to support your ideas: how will you know when you have exhausted your search, when your research is comprehensive and complete?  In this session, you will learn how to locate relevant databases for your research and formulate effective search statements so that you can find relevant information quickly and painlessly.  We will discuss finding resources through IUCAT, IU’s online library catalog, searching in online resources (including journals and books), locating dissertations and thesis (to jumpstart your literature reviews!), interlibrary loan, and more. 

Register here.

High-impact Strategies for Your Science, Engineering, or Technology Professional Literature Review

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 3:00 – 4:00pm 
UL 2120 Learning Lab 

Efficiently traverse the professional literature for your graduate or undergraduate research project topic in computing, engineering, technology, or physics. Depending on the needs of attendees, we’ll address research topics and resources mentioned below. 

  • Simplify:  your search, use advanced, specialized resources such as EI Compendix (Engineering Village), Web of Science, or Google Scholar to find the most relevant articles available. 
  • Accelerate: If books or journal articles lag behind your emerging hot topic, locate and access papers presented at professional conferences. 
  • Automate: Set alerts to regularly run your searches and send results to you. 
  • Collect, crunch, and report data: find and access tutorials and manuals for MATLAB, LabVIEW, Simulink, and more.     

If time allows, we will offer consultations regarding individual research needs.   

Register here.

Last updated by lcalvert on 01/29/2013