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 (September 26, October 14, November 6, & November 19)
    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 (October 3 & November 18)
     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 (October 1 & November 18)
    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 (September 10)
    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 (September 19 & November 4)
    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 (October 29)
    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 (September 24
    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.
  • ORCID: Cultivating Your Research Identity (September 11 & October 23)
    ORCID is a non-profit, grant-funded organization that offers unique identification numbers to researchers in order to enhance avenues for discovery and collaboration across affiliations and disciplines. Workshop participants will create their own free ORCID accounts and learn about the numerous platforms that now exist for researchers to archive their work through the internet, including Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Scopus Preview, subject and institutional repositories, and more.
  • Searching for Grey Literature (October 16)
    Grey literature can be crucial for research projects, theses, dissertations, articles, professional papers, or grants. This non-commercial literature is produced by academic or non-academic individuals, government or non-government organizations, research institutes, business or industry entities, and more. Grey literature is contained in a wide range of traditional print as well as online formats, and this workshop is an introduction to resources and strategies for finding grey literature.

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330-672-3150 | library@kent.edu

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