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Research Resources Forum 2016

Beyond Northwestern: Research Libraries and Collections in Chicago

Join Northwestern University librarians on a virtual tour of the rich resources available in libraries and repositories throughout the greater Chicago area. In this session, the instructors will look at the way the various libraries' web sites can help identify research materials. Included will be the University of Chicago, the Center for Research Libraries, the Newberry Library, and the Chicago History Museum, among others.
Harriet Lightman, Liaison for History
William McHugh, Liaison for Classics and Philosophy
Ann Aler, Geospatial & Cartographic Specialist

Forum Room
Room # 2799
Location: 2nd Floor, South Tower

Data Literacy II: Data Management Planning

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? Most federal funding agencies as well as private funding agencies require that a data management plan be created at the outset of a research project. These agencies and many journals also require that data sets underlying publication be shared. 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, Math and Statistics
Video Theater
Room # 2712
Location: 2nd Floor, South Tower

Psychology / Behavioral Sciences

This session will introduce students to key library resources related to psychological and behavioral research. Resources to be highlighted include APA-sponsored databases (PsycINFO, PsycEXTRA, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, and PsycCRITIQUES), the Social Sciences Citation Index, the Annual Review of Psychology, and others. Some pointers on effective Internet searching for scholarly material will also be covered.
John Hernandez, Web & Mobile Services Librarian and Liaison for Economics, Counseling, Latino/a Studies, and Legal Studies
Library classroom B238
Location: Lower Level

Copyright and Your Research and Publishing

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.

Liz Hamilton, Intellectual Property Specialist

Library classroom B234
Location: Lower Level

Theatre Studies

The world's a stage, which vastly complicates research in the information age. This session highlights resources for both textual and performance aspects of drama and theatre. We will touch on primary source materials, image and video databases, archives, and electronic texts. We will also view a variety of secondary source materials appropriate to the interdisciplinary nature of theatre.

Charlotte Cubbage, Liaison for English, Radio/TV/Film, Dance, Drama, Performance Studies, Theatre

Seminar Room
Room # 3722
Location: 3rd Floor, South Tower

Area Studies Panel

This will be a panel session featuring Northwestern librarians sharing their expertise and insights into doing research and acquiring materials from various parts of the world.

Kathleen Bethel, Liaison for African American Studies
John Dorr, Liaison for Romance Languages & Literatures
Michelle Guittar, Liaison for Latin American Studies
Esmeralda Kale, George and Mary LeCron Foster Curator of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies
Li (Qunying) Li,  Liaison for Asian Studies, Education & Social Policy
Jeannette Moss, Liaison for Slavic Languages and Literatures

Ver Steeg Faculty Lounge
Location: 3rd Floor, South Tower