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Search Savvy Seminars: Spring 2018 Search Savvy Seminars

Join us for the University Libraries' series of hour-long workshops that cover tips and tricks for researching more efficiently!
Welcome to the Spring semester! Below is our schedule for our Spring 2018 Search Savvy Seminar series. 

Sessions are 50 minutes long and open to all URI students, faculty, and staff. Sessions will meet in the Robert L. Carothers Library, room 142, unless otherwise specified.

If you have questions, please contact Amanda Izenstark at amanda@uri.edu.

 

February

  • Manage Research and Citations with RefWorks
    Thursday, February 1 @ 3pm, Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
    Friday, February 2 @ 1pm, Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
    The RefWorks reference manager helps you efficiently collect research, manage and share citations, and build bibliographies. The Microsoft Word and Google Docs plugins allow you to sync your citations and seamlessly insert them into your work. (If you’d like assistance in installing the Word plug-in, please bring a laptop with you to this session.)
    Presented by:
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

 

March

  • Manage Research and Citations with Zotero
    Thursday, March 8 @ 3pm, Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
    Friday, March 9 @ 1pm, Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
    Zotero is a reference and research manager that has recently undergone a major upgrade. In this session, learn how to use this free, open-source tool to organize your research and create citations. Works with Microsoft Word to make writing and citing easier.
    Presented by:
    Bohyun Kim, Associate Professor, Scholarly Technology Librarian, University Libraries

  • Plagiarism as Research Misconduct: What Faculty and Grad Students Need to Know
    Thursday March 29 @ 3pm, Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
    Friday March 30 @ 1pm, Online at https://rhody.webex.com
    Literature reviews and proposals are frequently based on the published and unpublished work of other researchers in the field. But how do you know if you’re attributing work and citing it correctly? This session will cover common forms of plagiarism and strategies to avoid it.
    Presented by:
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

     

April

  • Tracing a Bill
    Thursday April 12 @ 3pm, Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
    Friday April 13 @ 1pm, Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
    Keeping track of legislation as it makes its passage through Congress or the General Assembly can seem to be a daunting task.  This session will explain how the legislative process works, where to find the bills and any amendments, and how politics and constituents can play a role in a bill's passage.
    Presented by:
    Deborah Mongeau, Professor, Government Publications Librarian

  • What to Do with Research Data
    Friday April 20 @ 1pm, Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142 
    Thursday April 26 @ 3pm, Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
    Researchers are increasingly required to document, preserve, and share their data. This seminar presents an overview of data sharing, such as where to deposit data, how to prepare data for deposit, and how to cite data. We will also discuss how the Libraries can help researchers deposit data in the institutional repository, DigitalCommons@URI, and obtain a DOI for data sets. 
    Presented by:
    Julia Lovett, Assistant Professor, Digital Initiatives Librarian
    Harrison Dekker, Associate Professor, Data Services Librarian

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