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Researching the Literature

Thursday, 19 September, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Cost:free

Students who need tips for conducting research are encouraged to attend free workshops at Booth Library.

Seminar 1: Researching the Literature with Steve Brantley will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and again from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 in Room 4450 of the library.

Topics to be covered are: - What are your online research destinations? - How do you know when you have enough? - Identify key journals and key databases. - Understand controlled vocabularies and how they can benefit your research. - Learn about open access, open research, and alternative sources for research.

Seminar 2: Organizing your Reference Using Citation Management Software with Kirstin Duffin will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and again from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 in Room 4450 of the library.

Topics to be covered are: - Save your sources to one convenient location and access via the cloud. - Create formatted citations and your reference section in seconds (really!). - Understand the software options and features in Mendeley and Zotero. - Export citation information using library databases.

Seminar 3: Presenting Your Thesis (to the World) with Todd Bruns will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and again from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 3 in Witters Conference Room 4440.

Topics to be covered are:

- What happens to your thesis after you submit it? - Common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your thesis - How to optimize discovery of your thesis with metadata Register for the free seminars at https://library.eiu.edu/instruction/thesis101.html.  

For more information contact Steve Brantley, head of Research, Engagement and Scholarship, at 581-7542 or jsbrantley@eiu.edu.

Categories: Academic/Event Scheduling | Booth Library | Current Students | Graduate School | Graduate Student Advisory Council | Workshop/Webinar

Location:


Booth House
1536 4th Street
Charleston, IL 61920

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