Graduate Funding, Graduate School 101, Using RefWorks and Zotero Next Week at the Research Commons

Check out the workshops available to you next week at the Research Commons!  The Research Commons is located on the ground floor of the Allen North Library.

Manage your Research and Bibliographies with RefWorks Mon, October 8, 11am – 12pm, Green A

RefWorks is a web-based personal citation database and bibliography creator that allows you to import, store, and share your research citations and automatically format your bibliographies into whatever style you need (APA, MLA, Chicago, and many more). In this workshop you’ll learn how to create a RefWorks account, export articles from research databases and the web, organize references, share research and generate bibliographies. Bring your laptop and questions.

Manage Your Research and Bibliographies with Zotero Tue, October 9, 2pm – 3pm, Red C

Zotero is a Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero works with word processing programs to automatically format your citations, and facilitates collaboration by helping you connect to scholars in your field. During this workshop you’ll learn how to download Zotero, build your library, export from the web, share research and format citations. Bring your laptop and questions.

Graduate School 101 Wed, October 10, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Green A

So, you got into grad school. Now what? This workshop will introduce the basics of what to expect and how to prepare for success in graduate school. How is grad school different from undergrad? What type of workload might you expect? How can you balance your time? What are the expectations and goals of grad-level work? How might you approach grad-level writing, and what resources are available to help? All these questions, and more, will be addressed from the perspective of Odegaard Writing and Research Center tutors, who are experienced graduate students themselves.

General Graduate Funding Fri, October 12, 1pm – 2pm, Green A

This workshop will provide an overview of the different types of funding available to UW graduate students, what databases, web resources, print materials, and support services are available at the UW, and discuss the timeline for applying for fellowships and grants.

To view the calendar for the year, please see the Research Commons website.

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