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Lit Review How To: Boot Camp for Grad Students

Lit Review How To Boot Camp

Tuesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day)

Are you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation?  Get serious about your scholarship by attending these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity.  Our Veteran's Day "Boot Camp" offers several popular workshops together - attend one or all.

All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219.  Please bring your own computer.  Kids off school? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome.

10am - Citation Management
10:30am - Citation Chasing
11am - How to Stay Current in Your Field
11:30am - Dissertations and Theses Online

2pm - Citation Chasing
2:30pm - Citation Management
3pm - Dissertations and Theses Online
3:30pm - Searching WorldCat
4pm - How to Stay Current in Your Field

Citation Chasing
How do you build on someone else's research?  How do you find the research they used?  Chase down those citations like a pro with tips from librarian Tolonda Henderson.

Dissertations and Theses Online
Do you know what other people in your own department or under your own advisor have done? Do you want to see some of the most current research in your field?  Librarian David Ettinger will show you how to find dissertations and theses from GW and around the world.

Searching Worldcat
How do you know what research is out there?  How can you know what you don't know?  Librarian David Killian will help you be sure with a comprehensive search of all published book literature using Worldcat.  This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.

Citation Management
Once you've done all that research how do you keep track of it?  Step away from the notecards and learn about online citation tools like Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley. Librarian David Hills will help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it.

How To Stay Current in Your Field
Librarian Ann Brown will help you find out how to stay current in your field. You'll learn how to set up journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.

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