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

Fall 2017 Classes

These classes will be posted at the beginning of the fall semester. See the spring 2017 classes to get an idea of what we offer. Contact Adriana Gonzalez at with any questions.

Spring 2017 Classes

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

Manage Citations and References with RefWorks - Citations and references are essential to research and publishing, but the process of storing, organizing and formatting them can consume a lot of valuable time. This hands-on workshop introduces RefWorks, a powerful citation manager. Participants will set up a RefWorks account and then import, organize and edit citations. We'll also cover inserting citations directly into a Word document, creating a bibliography and more. Computers will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring a laptop so they can set up Write N Cite, a Word plug-in, on their own devices.

Mon, February 6 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, February 13 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, February 20 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Getting A Head Start on Using the ETDR 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, February 27 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, March 6 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Web of Science and PubMed: What you don’t know (or need a refresher about)! - Web of Science isn’t just for the Sciences, additionally, it has significant information for the Humanities as well.  Attend this session to see what is available for the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.  PubMed has a great controlled vocabulary called MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) which will help you save time when searching by retrieving results more directed at your research. Attend to learn how to use this resource.

Mon, March 13 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, March 27 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.