Workshop Recordings & Slides: Spring 2020

Is the Internet Spying on Me? Privacy & Big Data

What do companies know about me? What am I agreeing to when I use social media? How safe are those mail-in DNA kits? What about facial recognition?  This workshop will discuss the increasing tracking and use of data on the internet and potential privacy concerns in today’s world.

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Evaluating Sources

What is the difference between a scholarly source and a news source? What is peer review? How do I evaluate sources I find on the web? This workshop will help answer these questions and ensure you’re using the best sources for your next research project.

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Candidate Research

The 2020 presidential primaries are coming up! This workshop will discuss how to research the potential candidates in order to make an informed decision. 

Citation Secret Weapon: Using Zotero

Afraid of getting in trouble for plagiarizing? Intimidated by citations and reference lists? This workshop will discuss ways to avoid plagiarism and introduce you to the citation management software Zotero. Zotero helps organize your sources and save citation information… and helps you create your citations and reference lists!

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Graduate Workshop: Finding Data & Statistics

To see the recording of this session, click here. Do data sets elude you on the internet? Does finding statistics make your head spin? Where does one even begin looking for good data and statistics anyway? How can you tell if they are good data and statistics? This workshop will discuss finding and evaluating this information.

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Graduate Workshop: Dissertation Literature Review Boot Camp: Part 1

To see the recording of this session, click here. The workshop will cover graduate-specific library privileges, effective research and citation practices, writing from sources and a general introduction to the literature review process.

New to research at the graduate level or just need a refresher? Not sure how to move from research to writing? Join us for this workshop focusing on entering an academic conversation through research and writing. 

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Graduate Workshop: Dissertation Literature Review Boot Camp: Part 2

To see a recording of this session click hereThe workshop will cover graduate-specific library privileges, effective research and citation practices, writing from sources and a general introduction to the literature review process.

New to research at the graduate level or just need a refresher? Not sure how to move from research to writing? Join us for this workshop focusing on entering an academic conversation through research and writing. 

To see the slides from this session, download the PowerPoint Presentation. 

Graduate Workshop: Citation Management Systems

To see a recording of this workshop, click here. This workshop will contain everything you need to get started with Zotero or Mendeley.

Are you writing your citations by hand? You don’t have to! Zotero & Mendeley are citation management software programs that allow you save and organize bibliographic information about the resources you are referring to during your research. It then integrates with word processors, outputting formatted citations in any citation style.

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Graduate Workshop: Data Visualization

To see a recording of this workshop, click hereThis workshop is designed to increase your familiarity with basic principles of designing meaningful data visualizations.

Following a discussion of how the brain “preattentive processing” handles visual information, the workshop will cover basic principles for determining the best visualization to use given your message, audience and the type of data you are working with.

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Graduate Workshop: Staying up to Date in your Field: Business

This workshop will discuss ways to keep up with current trends in the scholarly literature.

Overwhelmed by the amount of current business literature? How do you stay up to date with it all? If you find this a challenging prospect, the library has tools to help!

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Graduate Workshop: Building your Online Presence & Demonstrating your Research Impact

This workshop will discuss metrics associated with scholarly output as well as ways to increase your scholarly visibility and demonstrate your research impact within the research community.

In today’s scholarly climate, it is more important than ever for faculty and graduate students to be able to publicize and promote their work. But, given the rise of social media and alternative metrics, it is also becoming more challenging. Participants will also be given a chance to share their own tips and tricks for raising their public scholarly profile. 

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