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:

  • Introducation to APA Citation Style
    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.  February 16 and March 15
  • Introducation to MLA Citation Style
    This workshop will introduce participants to the general rules for citing materials and writing papers using MLA style. Hands-on activities will provide practice in writing citations and formatting. Computers are provided, however feel free to bring your laptop. Febraruy 13 and March 8
  • Avoiding Plagiarism & Citation Basics
    This session will help demystify the idea of plagiarism. Participants will be introduced to the Kent State University policy on plagiarism, learn writing strategies (including basic citation rules) to help them avoid plagiarizing, and resources for help. February 26; March 15; and April 17
  • Zotero, Mendeley, & EndNote 
     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. February 15 and March 13
  • Searching Databases & Google Scholar
    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.February 19 and March 19
  • Copyright Basics 
    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. February 19 and March 6
  • How to do a Literature Review 
    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. February 20 and April 11
  • The OhioLINK ETD Center
    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. February 21 and April 10
  • Introduction to LaTeX 
    "LaTeX (pronounced “lay-tek” or “lah-tek”) is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. It is not a word processor. It a freely downloadable multi-platform program for creating scientific and technical documents, and is the standard for professionals in STEM. Its purpose is to make it easy to write elegant technical documents. To do this, LaTeX simplifies the process of creating such components as mathematical formulae, tables, and bibliographies. Almost all formatting and document structure is automatic, allowing the user to focus on content creation. At the same time, LaTeX allows fine-grained control over each aspect of a document. Anyone can learn, and expert coding skills are not required. However, the better that you are at writing code, the easier you will understand LaTeX." February 27 and March 7
  • Getting Started with Systematic Reviews
    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. February 27 and April 18
  • Software for  Systematic ReviewsSystematic 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. April 12

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