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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