University Libraries Workshops

University Libraries Workshops

University Libraries Workshops

We are pleased to offer workshops covering a variety of research-related topics. Descriptions of our latest workshops are listed below. 

To register: training.kent.edu

Workshop Descriptions:

  • Introduction to APA Citation Style (January 30 and March 14)
    This workshop will introduce participants to the general rules for citing materials and writing papers using APA style. Hands-on activities will provide practice in writing citations and formatting. Computers are provided, however, feel free to bring your laptop. 
  • Managing Your Research: Zotero, Mendeley, & EndNote (January 30 and February 19)
     Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote are tools used to gather, organize, and analyze information resources for your research. Create a database of articles/references, cite resources as you write, work with/annotate pdfs, collaborate with others, and more. This session introduces you to these three possibilities.
  • Finding Articles with Databases & Google Scholar (January 28 and February 26)
    Learn search techniques that will help you maximize your use of library research databases and search engines such as Google Scholar. These techniques will help you hone in to find the best information resources for your needs.
  • Copyright Basics (February 13)
    Concepts important to higher education will be covered in this workshop, including Fair Use, the Public Domain, Creative Commons licensing, and Open Access. Common scenarios will be presented, along with choices for practical solutions. There will be some time for Q&A, so bring your questions.
  • How to do a Literature Review (February 6)
    Literature reviews are completed for many purposes: papers, articles, grants, theses, dissertations, etc. This session will explain and show steps and resources for developing, managing, and completing a traditional literature review.
  • The OhioLINK ETD Center (March 14)
    This workshop will cover the procedural aspects of submission of theses and dissertations to the OhioLINK ETD Center. We will create a sample student account in the ETD and demonstrate options within the system. There will be some time for Q&A, so bring your questions.
  • Getting Started with Systematic Reviews (February 1 and April 9) 
    Systematic reviews (SR) gather, analyze, and synthesize prior research on topics. Different types of systematic review provide background for papers, articles, grants, theses, dissertations, etc. Systematic reviews may also stand on their own. This session introduces types of SR, sources, and steps.
  • Software for  Systematic Reviews (April 16
    Systematic reviews require rigorous identification and use of information resources which are discovered using library databases and other methods. This session looks at software that supports systematic review methods and activities.

Contact Us:

330-672-3150 | library@kent.edu

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