What do you need to know about managing your own copyrights and navigating use of copyrighted material in your research? Throughout your career at Northwestern, you will be creating material to which you own the copyright: presentations, papers, digital media, reviews, articles, and your dissertation. You may also want to use others' copyrighted material in your work. This session will help you understand the basics of copyright, what and how it protects, when to ask for permission, and how to prepare to publish your book or article. The basics of a publishing agreement and a brief introduction to open access and other emerging publishing and impact models will be included.
John Dorr, Liaison for Romance Languages & Literatures
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, Liaison for Environmental Studies, Life Sciences, & Psychology
Geoffrey Morse, Liaison for Religious Studies & Linguistics
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, Liaison for Earth & Planetary Sciences, Mathematics, and Statistics