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Research Resources Forum 2014: 9 AM sessions

Organizing Scholarly Resources with EndNoteĀ® and Zotero

In an increasingly complex and fractured information landscape keeping track of your research can be an overwhelming task. Fortunately, tools are available to help. In this session we will introduce you to the bibliographic tools EndNote® and Zotero that can help you organize your research materials and save you countless hours in the course of your reading and writing. EndNote® can help you gather information from remote databases, organize and sort records and notes, and automatically format citations and bibliographies in a finished paper. Zotero is a freely available citation management software that works through a web browser. Zotero is easy to use and allows you to collect, manage, and cite your research sources. Both Zotero and EndNote® can be invaluable resources to anyone pursuing research at the graduate level.

Steve Adams, Life Sciences Librarian, and Liaison for Environmental Studies and Psychology
Jason Kruse, Undergraduate Services Librarian and Liaison for Sociology

Forum Room 

Room # 2799

Location: 2nd Floor, South Tower

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Communications Studies in the Electronic Age

This session will provide an overview of resources for Communication Studies, including television, media studies, rhetoric, organizational communication and health care. We will look at tools that lead you to research articles and books in the field of communications and discuss effective searching.

Stacey Devine, Assistant Head, Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Department and Liaison for Communication Studies

Video Theater

Room # 2712

Location: 2nd Floor, South Tower

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Electronic Resources for Education and Social Policy

This session will introduce students to electronic resources central to the study of education and social policy. Some of the educational resources to be discussed will be Eric; Education Administration Abstracts; and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, while the policy resources will be PAIS and Policy File. Additionally, resources which contain government information (CQ Researcher, Proquest Congressional and GPO Metalib) that are applicable to policy research will be examined. The learning objectives: to identify appropriate education and government information databases that are relevant to the student's research topic, to develop a search strategy, and to locate appropriate research articles.

Li (Qunying) Li, Liaison for Education & Social Policy
Charmaine Henriques, Government Information Librarian

Conference Room 

Room # 2628

Location: 2nd Floor, East Tower

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Data Literacy: Creating and Managing Research Data

Will you be creating new datasets as a part of your graduate school research agenda? Either on your own or as part of a research team? Through surveys, interviews, fieldwork or in a laboratory? Several federal funding agencies and journal publishers require that a data management plan be created at the outset of a research project. Session participants will explore tools and best practices for organizing, managing and describing your data to ensure its long term use and preservation as well as to ensure compliance with agency or publisher requirements.

Cunera Buys, E-Science Librarian
Kelsey Rydland, GIS/Data Analyst
M. Claire Stewart, Head, Digital Collections and Scholarly Communication Services

Library Classroom

Room # B234

Location: Lower Level

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