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Fall into Research: Workshops & Orientations: Fall 2021

Free series of workshops offered by the UGA Libraries

TOPICS                                                                                 

Student Success                                                 Overviews of Library Services and Resources                                   
Research Tools                                                    Citation Management                                               
Writing & Literature Reviews                               Expert Database Searching
                                         Quick Takes last 30 minutes                                  All sessions held over Zoom

Student Success

Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome  |  Tuesday, Sept. 21, 10:00-11:00 a.m.  |  Register
Many students question whether they are prepared to succeed especially as they begin deciding on a major, preparing to land a job of their interest, or are considering the pursuit of a graduate/professional degree. When this occurs, imposter phenomenon may be a contributing factor. This presentation is designed to define imposter phenomenon, normalize it, to discuss the impact of imposter phenomenon and to share strategies to overcome it.

Overviews of Library Services and Resources

                            Focus on the Sciences [Quick Take]  Monday, Sept. 13, 10:00-10:30 a.m.  |  Register
This short session will provide an overview of the most popular services and resources specific to sciences. Learn how to access books, ebooks, journals, and films, use the multi-disciplinary Multi-Search, and navigate our resources by subject area.

                            Focus on Arts & Humanities [Quick Take]   |  Monday, Sept. 13, 4:00-4:30 p.m. Register
This short session will provide an overview of the most popular services and resources specific to arts and humanities. Learn how to access books, ebooks, journals, and films, use the multi-disciplinary Multi-Search, and navigate our resources by subject area.

                            Focus on Social Sciences [Quick Take]   |  Monday, Sept. 13, 4:00-4:30 p.m. |   Register
This short session will provide an overview of the most popular services and resources specific to social sciences. Learn how to access books, ebooks, journals, and films, use the multi-disciplinary Multi-Search, and navigate our resources by subject area.

Research Tools

Introduction to Pivot for Grant Searching and Academic Networking  Wednesday, Sept. 15, 11:00 a.m.-noon:  | Register
This session will be an introduction and demonstration of Pivot, a grant-finding aid and academic networking tool.

Introduction to Data Visualization at UGA  Wednesday, Sept. 15, 4:00-5:00 p.m.  |  Register
What can you do with all that data? Learn about different resources and programs for data visualization including Excel, Tableau public, and R. No programming experience necessary.

Create a Map with QGIS  |  Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2:00-3:00 p.m.  |  Register
In this workshop we will turn latitude/longitude data into a map suitable for papers, posters, or presentations. Please install QGIS (Long term release 3.16 stand alone installer) before the workshop if you would like to create a map as we go.

                            Browzine [Quick Take]  |  Wednesday, Sept. 15, 4:00-5:00 p.m.  | Register
Introduction to the UGA Libraries provided app “Browzine,” a resource which helps students keep track of new issues of specific journals from their field.

                            Gather Citations Smarter, Not Harder: Setting up Search Alerts and Saved Searches [Quick Take]  |  Friday, Sept. 17, 10:00-10:30 a.m.  | Register
How to set up search alerts and saved searches for your research. Get email alerts when new research is published, as well as keep track of mentions of your research.

Citation Management

EndNote for PCs  |  Thursday, Sept. 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m.  |  Register
This will be an introduction to EndNote for PCs. Class includes installation troubleshooting, enabling useful Endnote tools, downloading records from databases into your own Endnote library, and using it to format your citations in Word.

EndNote for Macs  |  Wednesday, Sept. 22, 10:00-11:00 a.m.  |  Register
This will be an introduction to EndNote highlighting special Mac concerns (OS and M1 chips, etc.) as well as popular functions such as: importing references, exporting references, syncing, and inserting citations into Word. There will be time for questions and answers. If you wish to follow along on your computer, it's recommended that you load the program ahead of time. New users requiring set up assistance can contact the speaker at sriggs@uga.edu. Session will be recorded.

RefWorks Introduction  |  Same session offered twice:
Thursday, Sept. 16, 4:00-5:00 p.m.  |  Register
Monday, September 20, 10:00-11:00 a.m.  |  Register
RefWorks, a Citation Management Software available at no cost to UGA students, faculty, and staff. Keeping track of citations for literature reviews, prospectuses, dissertations/theses, and other projects is essential for all graduate students. RefWorks helps you do this with as little pain as possible!

Writing & Literature Reviews

Writing Your Research Story  |  Wednesday, Sept. 15, 10:00-11:00 a.m.  |  Register
This session will address developing a cohesive narrative for your scientific research paper. We'll talk about writing skills that will help achieve that cohesiveness.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews  |  Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2:00-3:00 p.m.  |  Register
Curious about what exactly makes a review "systematic?” Join The AU/UGA Medical Partnership's Ed Sperr and Julie Gaines for an introduction to the form! We will cover how systematic reviews differ from other types of reviews and discuss what's involved in conducting one of your own.

Literature Reviews in the Social Sciences  |  Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2:00-3:00 p.m.  |  Register
This session will go over common components of a literature review in the social sciences, its main purpose, and address some strategies to help you search for material.

                            Literature Reviews in the Humanities [Quick Take] |  Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1:00-1:30 p.m.  |  Register
Many programs require a written thesis for MA, and all doctoral programs require a prospectus for their topic to be approved. These all include a literature review. The program will include when and how to search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses and WorldCat.

                            Literature Reviews in the Sciences [Quick Take]  | Thursday, Sept. 23, 10:00-10:30 a.m.  | Register
This session will go over common components of a literature review in the sciences, its main purpose, and address some strategies to help you search for material.

Expert Database Searching

Google Scholar [Quick Take]  |  Wednesday, Sept. 15, noon-12:30 p.m.  |  Register
Librarian and expert Googler shares her tips on how to use both Google Scholar and Google as advanced research tools. Connect to UGA Library subscriptions, create alerts, efficiently find reports and conference proceedings and much more.

PsycINFO  |  Thursday, Sept. 23, 10:00-10:45 a.m.  |  Register
This brief introduction will focus on features that are unique to PsycINFO, such as the Thesaurus, classification codes, and the methodology limit. There will be time for questions and answers. Submit questions ahead of time to the speaker at sriggs@uga.edu.

Government Documents and Legislative Research Databases  |  Friday, Sept. 24, 10:00-11:00 a.m.  | Register
There is a sea of federal government information out there:  research reports, legislation, regulations, data sets, and so much more!  The UGA Libraries has access to databases which make finding this information easier.  The webinar will focus on searching for government information from Congress (laws, bills, reports, hearings, etc.), as well as Regulatory information from the Executive Branch.

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