Lit Review How To: Boot Camps for Grad Students
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 "Boot Camps" on Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) & Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day) offer several popular workshops together - attend one or all. Make it a full day of knowledge by attending the Library Life Hacks sessions on the same days.
Workshops fill up fast so please RSVP to secure your seat:
All sessions of the October 12 Workshops are full.
RSVP for November 11 Workshops
The Basics: Mapping Your Research
What is a Literature Review, and what information do I need to begin one? Learn tips on how to begin your search, discover keywords, and narrow topics, and how to find the right databases and resources for your topic using GW Libraries’ tools.
Searching Beyond Gelman
How do you know what research is out there? How can you know what you don't know? Librarians 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.
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. Librarians will help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it.
How do you build on someone else's research? How do you find the research they used? Chase down those citations like a pro.
Staying Current in One's Field
Librarian Ann Brown will help you find out how to stay current in your field. You'll learn how to set up a journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.
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.