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How to do a Literature Review
Date and Time: wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: University Library, Room 150

Librarians will explain what a literature review is; talk about discipline-oriented standards for literature reviews and how to begin your work developing research strategies; demonstrate how to do searches in three databases-including Web of Knowledge-to find articles on your topic; explore qualitative approaches to determine an article's relative importance; show you how to manage your citations and how to keep up with the most current research on your topic; and discuss some ethical and legal issues related to research.

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Ethics and Safety in Research Leadership
Date and Time: Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center - University Library, Room 151

Please join Dr. Steve Presley (The Institute of Environmental and Human Health), Dr. Dimitri Pappas (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry), and Ms. Anna Gibson (The Institute of Environmental and Human Health) for a discussion on lab safety. The panelists will present audience members with case studies in lab safety and allow for a discussion over the incidents. The panelists will also discuss how these case studies might be integrated into the classroom lectures over lab safety.

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EndNote Web 
Date and Time: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: University Library, Room 150

EndNote Web is a web-based research and writing tool that lets you organize all of your references and easily create bibliographies. Librarians will assist you in getting your free account set-up and customized. You will find a few articles to export from the library's databases and then see how to put it all together with "Cite While You Write" in MS Word.

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How to Play Nicely with Others: Working and Communicating Effectively with your Advisors, Committee, and Lab Supervisors
Date and Time: Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center - University Library, Room 151

Presenter: Dr. Chance Brooks. Graduate students have to work with and answer to many people on a daily basis, from lab supervisors and departmental chairs to advisors and dissertation committee members. Join Dr. Chance Brooks (Animal and Food Sciences) as he shares some insights into group dynamics and academic rules, regulations, policies and politics, and general tips on working effectively with these important people so that you can get through graduate school with many happy colleagues and zero enemies! This session is co-sponsored by the TLPDC, the Graduate School, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

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ThinkTech:  Data Management (library workshop)
date/time:  friday, october 11, 2013 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 pM
Location: University Library, Room 150

This workshop will be an overview of the recommended elements, samples of text to include in proposals and additional resources to help you prepare the plan. Forget what
you think you know. Rediscover the library.

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Survival of the Smartest:  Balancing the Demands of the Last Year of Graduate School
Date and Time: monday, october 21, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center - University Library, Room 151

Graduate school is never easy, but the last year can often be the most difficult when the
usual pressures are compounded by additional responsibilities such as teaching classes, finishing and defending a dissertation, going on the job market, and juggling familial responsibilities! Join us for a panel discussion with 3 newer faculty members - Dr. Barbie Chambers (Rawls College of Business), Dr. David Forrest (School of Music), and Dr.
Michael Jordan (Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work) --  who remember that last year all too well, and who will be offering insights and tips for balancing all of those demands and surviving through graduation and beyond.

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Publishing Your Research
date/time:  Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: University Library, Room 150

This is a general introductory workshop for those who are interested in getting their research published in scholarly journals and books.  It covers such fundamental topics as where to get ideas, how to tell if an idea is worth developing, and how to find appropriate outlets for your work. Those who attend will be given suggestions for how to approach and work with editors, navigating the publishing process, dealing with revisions or rejection, and many other important considerations. This is an ideal workshop to attend if you have never published in the scholarly literature and want to learn more about what is involved. The workshop is taught by academic authors with extensive records of publication who will draw on their own experiences in working with editors and publishers and speak candidly about what it is really like.

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Academic Integrity and Online Classes
Date and Time: Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center - University Library, Room 151

As more and more students participate in online classes or in hybrid or web supported classes, it is important that faculty keep in mind ways in which online classroom settings impact academic integrity. In this panel discussion, you will hear from three faculty members who teach predominantly online.  The panelists will discuss their experiences, how they confront academic dishonesty in the online environment, and tips to help you encourage integrity in your own online or hybrid classes. 

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Publishing 101:  Avoiding Predatory Journals and Finding the Best Home for your Article
Date and Time: Monday,  November 18, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center - University Library, Room 151

Don't fall victim to
predatory online journals that promise to publish your research and then charge you for the publications.  There are many options for publishing the results of your research. Some prefer to use the standard publishing outlets in their discipline, others are choosing open source
options and open repositories. Learn how to choose the best channels for your research that will get your research noticed and cited and avoid the predatory open access publishers

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Altmetrics
date/time:  Friday, November 22, 2013 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: University Library, Room 150

With the widespread adoption of information technology, the behavior of scholars has changed in recent years. Traditional measures of scholarly impact have come under increasing criticism for being inadequate. How can we measure the influence of scholarly work in the newly emerging online environment? This workshop focuses on the rise of altmetrics, alternative measures of scholarly influence. Alternative resources for measuring research impact will be introduced and discussed and their advantages and disadvantages will be noted. Attendees will learn how to monitor personal and institutional research impact in new ways, track research significance and influence in a more timely and comprehensive manner, and achieve a better understanding of how the scholarly landscape may change in the years ahead.

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