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 *Credit for Preparing Future Professionals
**Credit for Future Faculty & Preparing Future Professionals

 

The Savvy Researcher: Boot Camp for the Humanities
You must register for this workshop Friday, January 27, 2017, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

A half-day workshop for graduate students and other advanced researchers in the arts and humanities.
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Attending a few sessions? Register for those you will attend.

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Read All About It: Newspapers in the 18th-20th c.

10:00-11:00 am
Starting in the 18th century, newspapers, magazines and other periodicals became an important source of news and entertainment. This session will feature some of the key FSU resources for major and lesser-known periodicals in the 18th-20th centuries. Included are papers newly available through ProQuest's Historical Newspapers database.

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​Picture That: A Tutorial for Finding and Using Digital Images in the Humanities

11:00 am-12:00 pm
This session is for users interested in the how to's of image databases and navigating online museum collections. Artstor will be the main platform demonstrated but other resources presented will showcase open access and non-western digital material.

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12:00-12:45 Brown Bag Lunch Break 


Beyond the West: An Introduction to Non-Western Resources

1-2pm
This session will introduce students to key resources for the study of languages and cultures of Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. No foreign language skills are required.

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Effective Research in Special Collections and Archives

2:00-3:00 pm
FSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives faculty 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.

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The Savvy Researcher: Boot Camp for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
You must register for this workshop Friday, February 3, 2017, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

A half-day workshop for graduate students and other advanced researchers in the behavioral and social sciences.
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The Savvy Researcher: Boot Camp for the Behavioral and Social Sciences:

10:00-11:00 am
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:

11:00 am-12:00 pm
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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12:00-12:45 Brown Bag Lunch Break 


Conducting Research Using US Census Data

1-2pm
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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Government Information Research

2:00-3:00 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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**The Savvy Researcher: Boot Camp for Prospectus Writers
You must register for this workshop Friday, February 17, 2017, 10:00am-3:15 pm Strozier Library, Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A)

A half-day workshop for doctoral students preparing or writing their prospectus. These workshops qualify for Preparing Future Faculty and Preparing Future Professionals credit.

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10-11:00am

Conducting a Literature Review

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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11:15-12:15am

Stress Management (FSU Counseling Center)

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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--Brown Bag Lunch Break 12:15 - 1:00-- 


1:00-2:00pm

Citation Success: Tools for Managing Your Sources

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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2:15pm - 3:15pm

Tackle the Beast: A Task-Based Approach to Writing your Dissertation

The Graduate Writing Center will lead this session on a task-based approach to writing that looks at how we can plan and pace our writing, creating a regular schedule that articulates small accomplishments that builds up to a completed prospectus and dissertation.

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