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*Company Research (Business Research series)
You must register for this workshop Tuesday, September 27, 6:00-7:30pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

Learn to quickly research both public and private companies.

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**Zotero (Citation Management series)
You must register for this workshop Wednesday, September 28 3:00 Dirac Science Library Instruction Lab (Room 208)

Zotero is a free, open source citation manager than can: automatically extract citation information from website, library catalogs, databases and more; save PDFs, images, screenshots and notes along with the citation records; format citations and bibliographies; and sync your library across multiple devices. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions.

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**Effective Web Searching and Evaluating Sources (Online series)You must register for this workshop
Wednesday, September 28, 6:00-7:00 pm

  • Scholarly resources are peer reviewed but you can learn to evaluate web sources to incorporate varied sources in your research
  • When to use the web vs. when to use scholarly resources
Audience: undergraduates, first year graduate students.

*Company Research (Business Research series)
You must register for this workshop Thursday, September 29, 2:00-3:30 pm Dirac Science Library Instruction Lab (Room 208)

Learn to quickly research both public and private companies.

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**Managing Digital Projects (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Thursday, September 29, 4:00-5:00 pm William Johnson G41

Coming up with an idea for a digital project is the first step; figuring out how to guide that project from idea to finished product is another. Digital Project Management can be the tedious reality of a project but is necessary for success. In this session, we'll discuss how to define, plan and implement a project. It will explore some free tools for designing, tracking, and communicating about your project through its different stages.

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**The Savvy Researcher: Boot Camp for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
You must register for this workshop Friday, September 30, 10:00 am-3:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

A half-day workshop for graduate students and other advanced researchers in the behavioral and social sciences.

10:00 am -- 3:00 pm

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Conducting Research Using US Census Data:

10:00 pm-11:00 am

This workshop will provide an overview of the various surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, such as the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, the Economic Census and others. Methods for finding, extracting, and analyzing Census data will also be explored. The tools and resources showcased include: American FactFinder, Social Explorer, ICPSR, and the Historical Census Browser from the University of Virginia.

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Resources for Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences:

11:20am - 12:20pm

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 relevant to research. Workshop participants will leave knowing how to effectively use the library's resources to understand the everyday issues that affect them and their peers.

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Conducting a Literature Review in the Behavioral and Social Sciences:

12:40 pm-1:40 pm

Description: 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, journals, and books, track citation chains, keep current, and organize the references.

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Government Information Research:

2:00 pm-3:00 pm

This session will introduce participants to U.S. government resources from both the legislative and executive branches of government. Library resources to be covered in this session will include ProQuest Congressional and the new GovInfo.gov for bills and laws, House and Senate documents, and committee reports and hearings, on some of the major issues of U.S. politics and government.

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**Text Analysis & Visualization (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Tuesday, October 4, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

Computer-aided analysis offers a new way of looking at texts, whether they be classic works of literature or modern interview transcripts, a lifetime of letters or the full run of a newspaper. This session will introduce the basics of text analysis with Voyant, an easy-to-use analysis tool. Participants will gain hands-on experience loading different formats of text into Voyant and parsing the resulting analysis. No prior technical experience required.

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*Market Research (Business Research series)
You must register for this workshop Tuesday, October 4, 6:00-7:30 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

Learn about market research resources useful for company, country, industry, and consumer research.

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**The Savvy Researcher: Boot Camp for the STEM Disciplines
You must register for this workshop Wednesday, October 5,10:00 am - 3:00 pm Dirac Science Library

A half-day workshop for graduate students and other advanced researchers in the STEM disciplines.

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Research in STEM Disciplines

10:00-11:00am

This workshops will feature an overview of key library resources that provide a foundation for conducting research in the STEM Disciplines. The following databases will be explored during the session: Web of Science, PubMed, and SciFinder. An introduction to using library research guides will also be provided.

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Best Practices in Research Data Management

11:20 am-12:20 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of issues in reproducibility, best practices in managing research data (file naming, data documentation, data security), public access requirements, and creating data management plans. Having a current or proposed project in mind during the session will help materialize the concepts discussed.

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3-D Printing

12:40 pm-1:40 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of how 3D printing works as well as the printing services offered by FSU Libraries. Topics of discussion include: design software, model files, slider software and print files. Participants will leave with an understanding of the foundations of 3D printing, how it can enhance their research and education, as well how to locate 3D printing resources such as free pre-made models and training modules.

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Citation Management Tools

2:00-3:00pm

Citation management tools are resources that you can use to store and organize your references and to format citations and bibliographies. They are also great for organizing references for collaborative projects. This workshop will explore Mendeley, EndNote Basic, and Zotero and will discuss the different features of each citation management tool.

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**Text Analysis & Visualization (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Wednesday, October 5, 4:00-5:00 pm Williams Common Room

Computer-aided analysis offers a new way of looking at texts, whether they be classic works of literature or modern interview transcripts, a lifetime of letters or the full run of a newspaper. This session will introduce the basics of text analysis with Voyant, an easy-to-use analysis tool. Participants will gain hands-on experience loading different formats of text into Voyant and parsing the resulting analysis. No prior technical experience required.

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*Market Research (Business Research series)
You must register for this workshop Thursday, October 6, 2:00-3:30 pm Dirac Science Library Conference Room (Room 216)

Learn about market research resources useful for company, country, industry, and consumer research.

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**RefWorks (Citation Management series)
You must register for this workshop Friday, October 7, 12:00-1:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program provided by University Libraries for all FSU faculty, students, and staff. It allows you to export references directly from online databases and search engines; store and organize references; create formatted bibliographies in all major styles; and cite references inside Word documents as you write. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions.

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**Copyright and Digital Projects (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Tuesday, October 11, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

Digital projects can pose a variety of copyright questions and concerns. What are your rights as a creator of new digital content? What are your responsibilities when using works created by others? And where can you find content that has built-in permission for broad reuse? This workshop will provide answers to these questions and give attendees an opportunity to ask specific questions about the copyright implications of their digital projects.

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**The Job Presentation - Pulling It All Together (Business Research series)
You must register for this workshop Tuesday, October 11, 6:00-7:30 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

Learn to quickly assemble data using critical thinking skills for your next interview.

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**Plagiarism & Citing Your Sources (Online series)You must register for this workshop
Wednesday, October 12, 6:00-7:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

  • Explanation of different cases of plagiarism
  • Interactive polling about examples
  • Overview of citing your sources
  • Introduction to citation management tools
Audience: undergraduates, international students, transfers

**The Job Presentation - Pulling It All Together (Business Research series)
You must register for this workshop Thursday, October 13, 2:00-3:30 pm Dirac Science Library Instruction Lab (Room 208)

Learn to quickly assemble data using critical thinking skills for your next interview.

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**Copyright and Digital Projects (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Thursday, October 13, 4:00-5:00 pm William Johnson G41

Digital projects can pose a variety of copyright questions and concerns. What are your rights as a creator of new digital content? What are your responsibilities when using works created by others? And where can you find content that has built-in permission for broad reuse? This workshop will provide answers to these questions and give attendees an opportunity to ask specific questions about the copyright implications of their digital projects.

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**EndNote Basic (Citation Management series)
You must register for this workshop Thursday, October 13 6:00-7:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

Build a citation library, insert citations into papers, build bibliographies, and more with this powerful reference management tool. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions.

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**Introduction to Text Encoding (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Tuesday, October 18, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

In this session, you will learn about text encoding, a method for annotating texts. We will specifically discuss the Text Encoding Initiative guidelines for markup. In this session you will learn how to mark up your texts for structure, content, and context. We will also discuss text encoding as a method for publishing digital editions and conducting research.

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**High-Impact Publishing: Tools and Strategies (Academic Publishing series)
You must register for this workshop Wednesday, October 19, 2:00-3:30pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

Wondering how to find the best conferences and publication venues in your discipline? What about building your scholarly profile and communicating the impact of your research in ways that will resonate with a broader audience? And, once you've got your work out there, what can you do to assess and quantify the impact of your research? This workshop will cover a range of tools and strategies that early-career researchers can use to accomplish these objectives and more!

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**Introduction to Text Encoding (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Thursday, October 20, 3:00-4:00 pm Diffenbaugh 234

In this session, you will learn about text encoding, a method for annotating texts. We will specifically discuss the Text Encoding Initiative guidelines for markup. In this session you will learn how to mark up your texts for structure, content, and context. We will also discuss text encoding as a method for publishing digital editions and conducting research.

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**Zotero (Citation Management series)
You must register for this workshop Thursday, October 20 12:00 Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

Zotero is a free, open source citation manager than can: automatically extract citation information from website, library catalogs, databases and more; save PDFs, images, screenshots and notes along with the citation records; format citations and bibliographies; and sync your library across multiple devices. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions.

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**Savvy Researcher: Boot Camp for Prospectus Writers
You must register for this workshop Friday, October 21, 10:00 am-3:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

A half-day workshop for doctoral students preparing or writing their prospectus.
Attending the entire workshop? Register for the entire workshop.
Attending a few sessions? Register for those you will attend.

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Conducting a Literature Review

10:00-11:00 am
Knowing how to conduct a literature review using effective search strategies is one of the core skills required for researchers across disciplines. This session will be divided into three sections designed for students in the Humanities, the Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the STEM disciplines to learn how to locate and search relevant information from databases and journals, track citations, and keep current with the literature.

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Stress Management (FSU Counseling Center)

11:00 am-12:00 pm
The presentation will provide healthy strategies for the management of stress/anxiety. Particular emphasis will be placed on providing tips for students who are writing a prospectus/dissertation. Information about the University Counseling Center and other helpful resources will also be provided.

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12:00-12:45 Brown Bag Lunch Break 


Citation Success: Tools for Managing Your Sources

12:45-1:45 pm
This session will feature tools for gathering and managing your citations. Refworks, Zotero, and EndNote Web help save time at every stage of your research process by collecting and organizing citations and generating bibliographies. Browzine allows you to keep up with the current scholarship in your area.

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Writing Tips

2:00-3:00 pm
Writing Tips (Graduate Writing Center)

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**Introduction to Creative Commons & Open Educational Resources (Academic Publishing series)
You must register for this workshop Monday, October 24, 1:00-2:00pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

This workshop will provide a brief introduction to Creative Commons (CC) licenses and their role in the creation of Open Educational Resources (OER). We'll also cover some basics about OER more generally, including what they are, where to find them, and how they can benefit both students and faculty.

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**Digital Tools in the Classroom (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Tuesday, October 25 11:00 am-12:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

In this session, we will discuss the challenges and benefits of using digital research tools in the classroom. We will specifically discuss "digital pedagogy," a term that comes up often in discussions of the digital humanities. The goal of this workshop will be to generate one assignment for the undergraduate or graduate classroom that uses digital methods.

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**EndNote Basic (Citation Management series)
You must register for this workshop Tuesday, October 25, 12:00-1:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

Build a citation library, insert citations into papers, build bibliographies, and more with this powerful reference management tool. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions.

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**Zotero (Online series, Citation Management series)You must register for this workshop
Wednesday, October 26, 6:00-7:00 pm, Online

  • Introduction to Zotero, how to install, and explanation of features
  • Tips and techniques
Audience: UROP, graduate students, instructors

**Navigating the Open Access Publishing Landscape (Academic Publishing series)
You must register for this workshop Thursday, October 27, 1:00-2:00pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

Interested in Open Access (OA) publishing, but concerned about the growing problem of "predatory" publishing? What are the benefits of OA publishing, and what tools and strategies can you use to evaluate the quality of OA journals? What about options for funding (or obtaining waivers) to cover OA article processing charges? This workshop will provide answers to these questions and more.

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**Network Visualization (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Tuesday, November 1,11:00 am-12:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to create network graphs using Gephi. No prior experience necessary.

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**Network Visualization (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Friday, November 4,10:00-11:00 am Dodd Hall 205I

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to create network graphs using Gephi. No prior experience necessary.

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**Mapping (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Tuesday, November 8,11:00 am-12:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

During this session, you will learn the basics of QGIS for humanities data. You will learn how to record spatial data, and plot it onto a map for the purposes of analysis. No prior experience necessary.

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**Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing (Academic Publishing series)
You must register for this workshop Wednesday, November 9, 3:00-4:00pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

You've finally finished your research and now you're looking to publish. What do you need to know about copyright to make sure your work has the protections you need? Have questions about plagiarism and academic integrity? What about "self-plagiarism" and "gift authorship"? This workshop will cover what you need to know to get your work out there ethically while preserving your own rights to it.

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**Managing Your Life - Personal Information Management and Productivity Tools (Online series)
You must register for this workshop Wednesday, November 9, 6:00-7:00 pm Online

  • Share and discuss tools for managing your information (and life)
  • Productivity tools and apps will be introduced (note taking, cloud storage, Google Docs, etc.)
Audience: teaching assistants, research assistants, graduate students, all

**Publishing in the Digital Humanities (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Tuesday, November 15,11:00 am-12:00 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

What does "publishing" mean in the context of digital humanities work? What are the different tools and strategies you can use to get your work out there, and what considerations should you keep in mind when deciding between them? This workshop will provide an overview of the publishing landscape in DH, including topics related to authors' rights, open access, licensing, and new forms of research dissemination.

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**Publishing in the Digital Humanities (Digital Humanities series)
You must register for this workshop Wednesday, November 16, 4:00-5:00 pm Williams Common Room

What does "publishing" mean in the context of digital humanities work? What are the different tools and strategies you can use to get your work out there, and what considerations should you keep in mind when deciding between them? This workshop will provide an overview of the publishing landscape in DH, including topics related to authors' rights, open access, licensing, and new forms of research dissemination.

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