Fall 2021 Workshop Recordings & Slides

Balancing all of the demands of graduate education can be a challenge. The Clarkson University Libraries wants to help you save time and improve your academic success!

This introductory workshop will cover how the library connects to every stage of the research process: exploring and gathering sources, managing information, using and reusing your own work and the work of others, and sharing results. This workshop will get you started so you can level up your research and writing skills. 

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Download the Slides: What Grad Students Need to Know

In the high-speed world of reality-optional politics, “alternative” facts, and “fake” news, how can you identify news sources that are accurate and trustworthy? There are tools and approaches to help you be a more effective evaluator of news sources and news content. Join us for an hour of working together to recognize reliable news sources and separate them from the “alternative,” fake, truthy, and promotional versions.

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Download the Slides: Fake News, Alternative Facts, & Disinformation

Are you unsure where to start your research? Do you find yourself doing lots of unproductive searches that don’t find the sources you need? In this workshop we will talk about how to make the most of your library research. We’ll look at how to most effectively search Google Scholar and use the library databases.

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Download the Slides:  The research rabbit hole

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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Download the Slides:  Citation Management Systems

Are you unsure what your professors mean by “synthesizing” your sources? Do you struggle to integrate your sources into your paper? Do you feel like your paper reads awkwardly and unnaturally? In this workshop we’ll talk about ways to successfully integrate your sources into your paper in a natural, conversational way. 

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Download slides here: The Art of persuasion

Privacy — the ability to think, read, write, and correspond free of observation — is fundamental to intellectual freedom. Yet, the same digital technologies that make contemporary research, correspondence, and publication possible have also brought us the potential for round-the-clock surveillance of our daily activities by corporations, states, and trolls. What are some of the digital privacy risks we face while working and traveling? How might you mitigate these risks? This workshop serves as an informal, conversational introduction to the digital privacy landscape.

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Download the Slides:  Digital Privacy & Anonymity 

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, is part of the fabric of our digital life. It is used worldwide by millions of people daily. Join this workshop to learn more about it, as well as how to use your knowledge and research skills to make it better.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to add to their knowledge of Wikipedia.

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Download the Slides:  Working Wikipedia

Historically only the wealthy had the ability to create and disseminate information, but in today’s more participatory culture we can all contribute to the creation and spread of information. Citizen journalism, citizen science, and the rise of blogging and other less centralized and controlled sources of information have created a whole new landscape of resources. But how do we know which resources we can rely on? This workshop will look at how to evaluate sources we find on the web to be a skeptical – and wise – consumer of information.

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Who Wrote That

Today almost everyone uses – and shares – on social media. But how do we determine what to share? And what to trust when our friends share? This workshop will look at some of the challenges posed by social media for information and news today. We’ll consider what goes on behind the scenes on social media and how to better make social media work effectively for us.

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Download the slides here: Shareworthy

Spring 2021 Workshop Recordings & Slides

Are you totally new to the library? Or maybe you’ve used the library, but don’t feel like you are getting the best search results? This workshop will tell you how to be an effective library searcher…. And what to do if you get stuck!

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Download the Slides: Research Guru Spring 2021.

This workshop contains general information about giving a presentation in a professional environment. 

Do you have a conference presentation coming up? Giving a presentation as part of a job interview? This workshop will focus on giving you the tips and tricks you need to make the most of your presentation delivery.

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Fall 2020 Workshop Recordings & Slides

Are you totally new to the library? Or maybe you’ve used the library, but don’t feel like you are getting the best search results? This workshop will tell you how to be an effective library searcher…. And what to do if you get stuck!

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Become a Research Guru

This session will help you develop the skills to find clinically relevant literature to inform your classroom research and your clinical practice. We’ll teach you the basics of how to construct and perform an efficient literature search in key health sciences databases, how to utilize the information from a “seed article” to extend your literature search, and different ways to get your hands on the full text of those articles.

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Health Sciences and biology students need to know all the details of the human body in and out! This session will introduce a variety of essential texts, plus explore valuable, interactive 3D online anatomy tools. Come get a refresher, or discover something new that best fits your learning style.

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We are all being inundated with information about COVID-19 daily. How do we know what to trust and share with friends and family? This workshop will give you the tools you need to become a more savvy consumer of COVID-19 information and data.

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Learn quick and easy ways to keep up with current trends in your field or on your research topic by creating database search alerts, subscribing to journal table-of-contents, and understanding what the key journals are in your field.

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Participants will learn how to maximize their reading efficiency. To achieve academic success it is crucial for graduate students to develop superior strategies for reading and learning from text.

This workshop will teach techniques for reading various kinds of academic texts, strategies for enhancing retention and recall of information, and methods for reading faster and more efficiently.

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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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This summer tech “giants” Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple were grilled by Congress about issues ranging from anti-competitive behavior, bias and free speech, privacy and misinformation. How are these tech giants impacting you and what you see on the web? How are they impacting our society? This workshop will touch on issues of concern to our society in the tech world today. 

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Spring 2020 Workshop Recordings & Slides

This workshop will discuss how to find and how to evaluate available data sets and statistics. 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?

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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. 

Watch Recording

Download PowerPoint Presentation

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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. 

Watch Recording

Download PowerPoint Presentation

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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This 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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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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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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This workshop will discuss ways to keep up with current trends in the scholarly literature as well as how to weed through all of the old literature to find what you’re looking for.

Overwhelmed by the amount of humanities 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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This workshop will discuss ways to keep up with current trends in the scholarly literature.

Overwhelmed by the amount of engineering 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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This workshop will discuss ways to keep up with current trends in the scholarly literature.

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

Watch Recording

Download PowerPoint Presentation

Fall 2019 Workshop Recordings & Slides

To see the recording of this session, click hereGraduate Students: 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’re referring to during your research. It then integrates with word processors, outputting formatted citations in any citation style. This workshop will contain everything you need to get started with Zotero or Mendeley.

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

Learn how to maximize your reading efficiency! To achieve academic success it is crucial for students to develop superior strategies for reading and learning from text. In this workshop you will learn techniques for reading various kinds of academic texts, strategies for enhancing retention and recall of information, and methods for reading faster and more efficiently.   

To see a recording of this session, click here. 

To review the slides, download the PowerPoint:

Do you have a conference presentation coming up? Maybe you have to give a presentation as part of a job interview? Need to practice in a low-stakes environment? Part 1 of this two part workshop will focus on giving you the tips and tricks you need to make the most of your presentation delivery.

To see a recording of this session click here. 

To review the slides, download the PowerPoint: 

Do you have a conference presentation coming up? Maybe you have to give a presentation as part of a job interview? Need to practice in a low-stakes environment? Part 1 of this two part workshop will focus on giving you the tips and tricks you need to make the most of your presentation delivery.

To see a recording of this session click here. 

To review the slides, download the PowerPoint: 

How many times a day do we all just looking something up on Google? It’s quick, it’s easy, it can answer our most basic questions more efficiently than any other technology out there. Make the most of your Googling with a series of advanced tips and tricks to maximize your use of the most commonly used internet search engine!

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Are you using your mobile devices to their fullest extent for your research needs? This workshop will explore a variety of apps that you can use to help you organize your research and data.

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