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New Graduate Student Orientation - Library Day

Registration and information for Library Day for new graduate students at OSU, Fall 2020.

September 15, 2020 - Library Day Schedule

All library day workshops will be offered remotely via Zoom with a single webinar registration for all three workshops. Please register here.

Meet Your Library - 9:00-9:50 a.m. via Zoom

  • Learn about the suite of resources and services offered by OSU Libraries, from interlibrary loan to databases to thesis submissions. Staff from several departments will be available to provide input and answer your questions.

Data Management - Smart from the Start - 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. via Zoom

  • 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. We will also talk about best practices for formatting data in spreadsheets, common mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to do basic quality control and data manipulation.

Advanced Library Database Skills for Advanced Users - 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. via Zoom

  • Wondering where to get started with all the databases on the library's website?  Want to know which databases to try for your subject area?  Come explore the research options that will work best for you.  Learn to use a source you already have to find additional useful sources by citation searching, learn how to use the databases' subject headings and how to search for particular document types, such as literature reviews.