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

Fall 2018 Classes

Mon, January 29 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Starting Your Literature ReviewAre 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.

For this session, article searching will be demonstrated using Web of Science and PubMed but the concepts will be applicable to all disciplines.

Mon, February 5 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, February 12 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Discover-Use-Manage: An Overview of Data and its Lifecycle - 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 19 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, February 26 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Retaining Rights to Promote Your Research - Writing and publishing your scholarly work can be an exciting undertaking but also a daunting task. This workshop will cover how to understand publisher copyright contracts, your rights as an author, and how to potentially retain more of your rights when you decide to publish.

This workshop will also show you how to reuse your own work in your ETDR or publications and how to legally and ethically reuse others’ works, all while getting a crash course in copyright.

Mon, March 5 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

REPEAT: Starting Your Literature ReviewAre 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.

For this session, article searching will be demonstrated using social sciences and education databases, but the concepts will be applicable to all disciplines.

Mon, March 12 at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library

Troubleshooting References and Citation Management with RefWorks - Second in our RefWorks series, participants will take a deeper dive into citation management through a demonstration of the software’s advanced features. Instructions will also make time to work through your RefWorks questions and issues and offer troubleshooting assistance.

Computers will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, especially if they need assistance troubleshooting RefWorks tools such as Write-N-Cite.