Faculty/Graduate Services Librarian
129 Hale Library
Manhattan, KS 66506
- About Us
Faculty and Graduate Library Day is an opportunity to learn more about library resources and services. These sessions will focus on faculty and graduate research needs and making the most efficient use of your research time.
You are welcome to come for just one workshop, attend a couple, or stay for all of them. Registration is not required.
|1:30 pm||2:30 pm||3:30 pm||4:30 pm|
|Room 114||Search It and Google Scholar||Resources for publishing||Teaching, Research, and Copyright|
Drop in any time from 1:30-5:30
Bring your laptop if you have one
|Room 407||Advanced Database Searching||ArtStor Essentials||ArtStor: Teaching with ArtStor||Advanced Database Searching|
|RefWorks||Scopus and Web of Science||RefWorks||Research Impact|
|Special Collections: See What’s New|
Advanced Database Searching
While it is possible to stumble upon useful articles by typing one or two keywords into a database and sifting through the results, that approach can be frustrating and incomplete. Fortunately, most databases provide a number of much more precise searching options as well as a range of tools for finding appropriate indexing terms. This class will present several of these options and tools including proximity searching, wildcards, thesauri, index browsing, search histories, and field searching.
Need images for your research, or for teaching purposes? Anyone with an interest in visual culture should try ARTstor -- a continually growing repository of digital images with a set of tools for viewing and managing images. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and the areas of art, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Learn the ARTstor essentials: how to find, view, crop, save, and print images, create image groups and utilize folders.
ARTstor: Teaching with ARTstor (prerequisite: ARTstor Essentials)
This tutorial builds on the ARTstor Essentials session. Learn how to utilize password-protected and student-work folders, instructor notes, ARTstor's Offline Image Viewer, how to generate stable URLs and citations as well as utilize ARTstor content with K-State Online and Microsoft PowerPoint. You will need to use your ARTstor password during this session.
Data Literacy: They’re Just Numbers: They Can’t Hurt You
Does your mind go blank when anyone talks statistics, numbers, or data in general? Do you feel a little lost when it comes to finding the data you need? Or when it comes to evaluating a data source? Do you ‘hate’ data, but need to use it for your class or as part of your research? Learn some tips and tricks to send you on your way to being a Data Detective: where to go to find data, how to evaluate data sources- including what questions to ask yourself when looking at a dataset, why methodologies matter, and why a lack of data is data.
Microsoft Word: Tips, Tools, and Troubleshooting
Word is a powerful word processor, but it can be frustrating to use, particularly for long documents. To save time and frustration while writing, faculty/staff and graduate students can stop by any time 1:30-5:30 p.m. to ask questions and get help from a Word specialist on both Mac and PC versions, plus pointers to Word resources on campus. Graduate students can get thesis/dissertation formatting help and help with using the ETDR Word template to create the final format required by the Graduate School. BRING YOUR LAPTOP if you have one. We will have a few available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
RefWorks is a bibliographic management system that will let you collect all of your research in one place and help you format your citations and bibliographies. K-State makes RefWorks available to all of our faculty, staff, and students. In this class, you will create an account, learn how to manually enter references, and learn how to export references from article databases into your RefWorks account. We will also discuss using Write-n-Cite to insert references into a Microsoft Word document and create a bibliography.
Have you heard terms like H index, impact factor, citation counts, eigenfactor, and immediacy index? Are you unsure about what they mean or how to find and use them? Come to this session to get a basic understanding of what research impact factors are, how to find them in sources like Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar, and what to do with them.
Resources for publishing
Need help deciding where to send your article manuscript? Have you ever wondered if there was a journal in a related field that might be interested in publishing your work? Learn the tools and methods used to help increase your article acceptance rates. We will cover tools including Ulrich's, Cabell's, DOAJ, JCR and others
Scopus and Web of Science
One of our newest databases, Scopus is a good starting point for finding articles on almost any topic. It contains over 47,000,000 records for scholarly publications, trade publications and conference proceedings, including publications available through ScienceDirect. Web of Science is the online version of Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Learn to search by subject or author in more than 8,000 journals. The session will also cover creating updates and RSS feeds for your searches.
Search It & Google Scholar
SearchIt & Google Scholar are enormous, multi-disciplinary, user-friendly databases that should be a part of every scholar's search reportoire. While they are especially useful for rapidly finding known items, their main value lies in the facilitation of serendipitous discovery. Learn what these databases contain, how to search them effectively, and how to access resources they do not make available for free.
Special Collections: See What’s New
Come see what's new in the Morse Department of Special Collections located on the fifth floor of Hale Library. Ask any questions you have about how students, faculty and visiting scholars can work with Special Collections' unique historical records, manuscripts, photographs, letters and other primary source materials in a variety of research activities and learn how to plan and get the most out of class visits. Our recent acquisitions include the extensive library and personal papers of broadcast journalist, educator and American West author David Dary, featured in our gallery exhibit, "Dary Trails: the Library and Papers of David Dary." Also of interest to visitors are the Heritage Edition of the Saint John's Bible and an exhibit sampling newly acquired items in our archives, manuscript and print collections, all on display in the Special Collections reading room. Among our significant research collections are K-State, Kansas and Military history holdings, Consumer Movement Archives and an extensive collection of cookery materials.
Teaching, Research and Copyright
Copyright law touches most aspects of research and teaching, but it also has a reputation of being overly complicated and difficult to understand - a reputation that scares many people off. In this session you will get an introduction to what copyright is (and why it shouldn't be so frightening!), how you can use copyrighted works in your teaching and research, and how copyright protects your work.
Tour for International Students
This library tour is oriented specifically towards international graduate students. Tour the library and learn about library services at a basic level – from how to locate books in the open stacks to how to check them out. Ask any questions you have about how libraries are different from those in your country.