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Workshops

Scholars Commons is pleased to host workshops on a wide variety of topics of interest to graduate students and faculty.  Listed here are those workshops presented by University Libraries.  The Graduate School also presents  several workshops in the Scholars Commons.  For information about workshops offered by the Graduate School please visit their website: http://www.gradschool.fsu.edu/.

All workshops listed here take place in the Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A) unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2016

March

The Savvy Researcher: Boot Camp for the Humanities

Wednesday, March 23, 1:00pm - 5:00pm     Register Here

Getting Organized in the Humanities

Effective research starts with getting organized.  Join us this hour to explore two tools that help with a crucial part of research: your sources.  Use Zotero to keep track of sources and create bibliographies with a few clicks.  And keep up with the latest scholarship using Browzine on your laptop, tablet, or phone.

Resources for Collaborative Project Management

This workshop is designed to facilitate effective communication and collaboration within project teams. Maximize efficiency and transparency in your group projects with a survey of four tools to help you collaborate and keep track of ongoing projects: share and manage task lists with Trello; collaborate on and share project documentation with Open Science Framework; create and annotate shared bibliographies with Zotero; and use Slack to streamline communications with your team and share working documents and links.

Open Sources for Primary Research

This workshop offers a look at some of the key resources that offer openly accessible books, newspapers, video, images, documents and other primary source materials for historical and literary research.  Resources featured include the Digital Public Library of America, Europeana, the HathiTrust Digital Library, and the Library of Congress.

Effective Research in Special Collections and Archives

Our Special Collections and Archives faculty and staff will offer expert guidance in using special collections materials at Florida State University and elsewhere.  Learn how to locate and evaluate rare books and archival collections relevant to your research, how to request and access materials remotely, how to plan a visit to a repository, and what to expect when you get there.

 

The Savvy Researcher: Boot Camp for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Friday, March 25   10:00am - 3:00pm     Register Here

Resources for Collaborative Project Management in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

This workshop is designed to facilitate effective communication and collaboration within project teams. Maximize efficiency and transparency in your group projects with a survey of four tools to help you collaborate and keep track of ongoing projects: share and manage task lists with Trello; collaborate on and share project documentation with Open Science Framework; create and annotate shared bibliographies with Zotero; and use Slack to streamline communications with your team and share working documents and links.

Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Debate your friends with the power of knowledge behind you. This workshop will feature an overview of key library resources that provide a foundation for conducting research in the behavioral and social sciences. Relevant information resources will be explored to address hot topic issues such as politics and elections in America, legalization of marijuana, abortion and gun control. Workshop participants will leave knowing how to effectively use the library's resources to understand the everyday issues that affect them and their peers.

Conducting a Literature Review in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Knowing how to conduct a literature review using effective search strategies is one of the core skills required for researchers across disciplines. This workshop is designed for students in the Behavioral and Social Sciences to learn how to locate and search relevant information from databases and journals, track citation, keep current, and organize the references. 

Exploring Data Resources for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

This workshop will provide an overview of library funded data resources for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Easily visualize and export data from the U.S. Census using Social Explorer. Explore a robust collection of public opinion surveys using the Roper Center’s iPoll Databank. Key open data sources will also be explored. A brief overview of library data services that are available to researchers will be provided as well.