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Spring 2014 Workshop Schedule

*Click on the date link to register for a workshop. 
All workshops are in the Autzen classroom on the 2nd floor of the Valley Library, unless otherwise noted.*

Basic EndNote Workshop          (Uta Hussong-Christian)                                  

Wednesday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Love the writing but hate formatting those citations?  Wrapping up your thesis or dissertation this spring or summer?  Learn to use basic but powerful features of the reference management tool, EndNote.  In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn to setup an EndNote library, save references and pdfs, automatically create and edit a bibliography, and prepare a document for publishing.  This workshop is intended for novice EndNote users and is intentionally slow-paced and very interactive.

Intermediate/Advanced EndNote         (Uta Hussong-Christian)

Wednesday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn more advanced features of EndNote including searching for full-text articles via EndNote and using your own collection of PDFs to create references. We will address syncing your local EndNote library to EndNote Web for roaming access to your references. This session will also provide an EndNote for iPad demo.

Intro to Qualtrics - Making Great Surveys          (Stefanie Buck)                              

Wednesday, April 9, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • If you will be doing research that involves collecting survey data, then you'll want to learn about Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a powerful survey research tool (think Survey Monkey on steroids) available to all OSU faculty and students. It's easy, powerful and, best of all, IRB compliant.

Mendeley     (Margaret Mellinger)               

Thursday, April 10, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn to use Mendeley a "free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research."

Financing Your Graduate Education (Valery King)       

Tuesday, April 15, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • The Graduate School and Valley Library offer a joint presentation for graduate students on the topic of financing your graduate education. The workshop is focused on locating sources of support, both internal and external to OSU. It presents ways in which graduate students may be supported at OSU and also explores search tools and techniques for locating external sponsors.

Intro to Data Management Workshop          (Amanda Whitmire)                                  

Tuesday, April 15, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Collecting data for your thesis or dissertation?  Learn to manage your data effectively and efficiently!   This seminar will provide an introduction to capturing, storing, and describing research data throughout the life of the research project and after.   This is intended for those researchers who need help with a data management plan or for those who are just beginning a data management plan.  The discussion will cover granting agencies’ requirements, how to fulfill them and how it is to the researcher’s advantage to do so.

Thesis Savvy:  Your Rights & Responsibilities      (Sue Kunda)

Thursday, April 17, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Writing a thesis or dissertation is a long and arduous process, and graduate students face a variety of issues concerning their rights and responsibilities as an author. In this workshop the library and graduate school join forces to answer questions like these:

    1. Do I have to ask permission to use someone else’s copyrighted work in my thesis or dissertation?

    2. How do I know if I can use my own previously published article in my thesis or dissertation?

    3. What should I look for when I sign a copyright transfer agreement with a journal?

    4. What are the deadlines for submitting my thesis or dissertation?

    5. What is the commencement deadline for submitting my thesis or dissertation?

    6. What are the requirements for formatting my thesis or dissertation?

Share. Create. Collaborate. Google Non-Core Apps for OSU (Laurie Bridges)       

Tuesday, April 29, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • You know you have access to Google Drive, Mail, Calendar, Groups, and Sites, but did you know your OSU Google Account also has access to non-core apps? Come to this interactive session and learn about four non-core apps that will increase your productivity.

Intro to Zotero: A Web-Based Way to Manage Your Citations   (Hannah Gascho Rempel)       

Wednesday, April 30, 4:00  - 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn the basics about this free web-based citation management tool, which you can use to save citations and pdfs, as well as incorporate citations into a Word document.  In this session we will cover how to set up a Zotero library, how to put citations into your library, how to use Word to cite as you go, and how to sync Zotero across multiple computers.

Intermediate/Advanced Zotero (Hannah Gascho Rempel)       

Wednesday, April 30, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn more advanced features of this free web-based citation management tool.  In this session we will cover how to store PDFs in Zotero, how to import and export from EndNote, how to add in more citation styles, how to use Zotero Groups and the options for using Zotero on mobile devices.

Preparing Your IRB Submission    (Lisa Leventhal)

Monday, May 5, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • This session is intended for graduate students and faculty who have identified a research topic. Practical guidance and tips for submitting high quality study proposals will be provided. The format will be open discussion and any questions related to the IRB process are welcomed.

Showcasing Your Research (Andrea Wirth)    

Tuesday, May 6, 2:00 - 3:20 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Are you curious about what those impact factor and h-index numbers really mean?  Do you want to know about a variety of ways to quantify how much impact your publications and research have?  Come learn about some traditional (JCR) and new ways (Google Metrics, ScholarsArchive, ORCID and altmetrics) to measure your research impact, explore how you can use this information to demonstrate and find research connections, and become more informed about your choices within the abundant and growing number of publication impact metrics and tools.

3D Printing Workshop  (Margaret Mellinger)       

Tuesday, May 6, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Have you been curious about how 3D printing works?  If you are a complete beginner and want a dead simple introduction to 3D printing, come to this workshop. We’ll use some simple software to play with existing 3D files, learn what makes a good 3D file and send a 3D file to the Valley Library’s printer.  For those of you who know CAD or other modeling software, this is not the workshop for you! 

All workshops are in the Autzen Classroom on the 2nd floor (main floor) of the Valley Library (unless otherwise noted).

If you have any questions about these workshops, contact Hannah Gascho Rempel at


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