These free hour-long workshops are designed to provide graduate students with a solid foundation for a successful academic experience.

Fall 2017 Classes

Mon, September 11 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Starting Your Literature Review -Are you preparing a literature review for a paper, article, thesis, or dissertation? This workshop will help you! Learn why a literature review is important, how to use K-State Libraries’ databases to select articles, how to evaluate the articles, and how to organize the review.

Mon, September 18 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Managing Citations and References with RefWorks - Citations and references, while essential to the research and publishing, can also consume a lot of your valuable time storing, organizing, and formatting them. This hands-on workshop introduces the essentials of the citation manager RefWorks. Participants will set up a RefWorks account; import, organize, edit citations, plus insert citations directly into a Word document, create bibliographies, and more. Computers will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops to set up Write N Cite with the Word program on their computer.

Mon, September 25 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Managing Your Data - We all have data, we all need data – whether its text, digital photos, or spreadsheets full of numbers.  Learn how to identify, access, evaluate, and use data.    

Mon, October 2 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Getting A Head Start on Using the ETDR Writing Template - Are you preparing to graduate next semester, or maybe you want to just get a bigger head start…this workshop is just for you.  The emphasis will be on getting started using the ETDR Template for your electronic thesis, dissertation, or report, which meets the Graduate School's formatting requirements.  Use of special features found in Word will also be covered.  Some citation management and copyright will be covered.  Don't wait until the last minute to learn the ropes on using the template documenting all your hard work. 

Mon, October 9 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Understanding Academic Integrity through Multiple Lenses - Academic integrity is apparent in all aspects of graduate student life.  In this workshop, we will examine the various lenses you may use to view academic integrity.  You will explore what it means to you as a student in the classroom, a researcher, a scholarly writer, and a graduate teaching assistant.  The goal of the workshop will be for you to be aware of some of the rules and regulations, understand how to report violations if needed, and know resources to assist you in your own work and writing. 

Mon, October 16 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Managing Your Research and Publication Impact - Don't get caught unprepared using others' works or in managing the copyright of your own research or publications.  This workshop will briefly cover managing/registering the copyright of your ETDR, determining if something is in the public domain, making a fair use determination, permission requests, and searching for items with creative commons licenses.  

Mon, October 23 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Web of Science and PubMed - Web of Science is not just for the Sciences, it has significant information for the humanities as well.  Attend this session to learn what is available on the Web of Science platform for the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.  PubMed is a powerful biomedical database. It has a great controlled vocabulary thesaurus called MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) that helps you retrieve more relevant results and saves you time.  Attend to learn how to use these resources.

Mon, October 30 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Discover Primary Sources at K-State Libraries -Researchers in all disciplines can uncover valuable information in primary sources such as letters, photographs, maps, and technical reports. Participants in this hands on workshop will not only delve into intriguing materials from our collections, but will learn how to locate and access primary sources through our university archives, special collections, databases, and books.

Mon, November 6 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

REPEAT: Starting Your Literature Review - Are you preparing a literature review for a paper, article, thesis, or dissertation? This workshop will help you! Learn why a literature review is important, how to use K-State Libraries’ databases to select articles, how to evaluate the articles, and how to organize the review.