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Library Workshops for Graduate Students

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 13 January 2014 7:00 AM
Ball State University Libraries are offering several workshops this semester, many of which are suitable for graduate-level research; see below for more information and links to register online. View the full list of workshops for Spring 2014 here.


"Savvy Researcher" Series
Grad students, faculty, and other savvy researchers are invited to join us in Bracken Library room 225 on the second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 1:45 p.m. to learn useful library news and search tips. Feel free to bring your lunch! (No session in March due to Spring Break.)
  • Streamline Your Research: Setting Up Search and Citation Alerts - January 14. Register online
  • Google Scholar Tips and Tricks - February 11. Register online
  • Measuring the Impact of Your Research: Altmetrics and the Impact Factor - April 8. Register online
Thesis Research in a Nutshell
These workshops are packed with advice about the research process. Learn about tools and strategies that will help you compile sources for your literature review. (Please note: Sessions in February are tailored specifically to graduate students in the College of Architecture & Planning.)
  • Tuesday, January 28, 5-5:50 p.m., BL 225. Register online
  • Tuesday, February 4, 12-12:50 p.m., Architecture Library (CAP session). Register online
  • Wednesday, February 5, 5-5:50 p.m., Architecture Library (CAP session). Register online
Grants for Graduate Students
We are combining forces with the Sponsored Programs Office to assist graduate students in finding matching funding sources for their research and creative activity agendas. SPO's Jessie Roark will give a tutorial on COS Pivot, the largest funding opportunity and researcher expertise database, as well as other resources SPO has to offer. You will also learn about Web of Science, a powerful database helpful in crafting necessary literature reviews for grant proposals.
Publishing as a Graduate Student
Join us to hear from a panel of faculty members about getting published as a graduate student. Librarians from Bracken Library will share resources to help you identify outlets for publication of your work. Library resources will include Ulrichsweb, Cabell's, and various sources for locating book reviews.
Getting Started with EndNote
Need to manage a lot of citations? EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA. You may download a copy from the Ball State University Software and Services Download Site (BSU username and password required). Feel free to download the software and bring your laptop to the session. We are offering sessions for PC and Mac users.
  • Mac users, Thursday, March 20, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Schwartz Digital Complex. Register online
  • PC users, Friday, March 21, 10-11:15 a.m., BL 225. Register online
  • PC users, Tuesday, March 25, 3:30-4:45 p.m., BL 225. Register online
  • Mac users, Wednesday, March 26, 10-11:15 a.m., Schwartz Digital Complex. Register online

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