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Graduate Students Guide

An introduction to research resources and library services for ASU graduate students

Graduate Scholars Toolkit Workshop Series

Get connected with the information and tools you need to succeed in graduate school! ASU students looking to enhance their research skills are invited to take part in a series of workshops, offered throughout the semester by the ASU Library, on a variety of topics, including copyright, citation management, data visualization and text analysis. Workshops are offered on all campuses with more online offerings to come.

Online Workshops

Library 501:  What Grad Students Need  to Know about the Library
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Library 501: What Grad Students Need to Know about the Library is an ASU Library orientation to services and resources for graduate students. It is part of a larger workshop series designed to provide you with the right tools needed to succeed in your research and conquer your degree! By completing this online workshop graduate student scholars will be able to locate and use library resources for navigating the research lifecycle.

November Workshops

Downtown Phoenix campus

 

Building Your Scholarly Identity

Tuesday, November 12, 10:00-11:00 
Downtown Phoenix campus Library Instruction Room (Reserve your place)

As a researcher, having an online presence can provide a number of benefits. In this workshop, you'll learn how to establish and manage your scholarly identity using tools such as ORCID, connect with colleagues, find collaborators, and expose your research to new audiences. You'll also learn how to boost your scholarly impact using social media and alternative metrics that come with new methods of knowledge communication and online dissemination.


West campus

 

Social Science Data Resources

Wednesday, November 6, 2:00-3:00
Fletcher Library Instruction Room 101 (Reserve your place)

Are you interested in secondary data analysis in the social sciences? Are you familiar with social science data tools, such as ICPSR, ROPER, Census, and OSF? Get access to quantitative data on social science subjects including demographic characteristics, employment and economic data, surveys, and public opinion polling information by using these resources.


Tempe campus 

 

Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau Public

Tuesday, November 5, 2:30-4:00 
​Noble Library Instruction Room 105 (Reserve your place)

Learn introductory data visualization principles and how they are used to describe, analyze, and communicate your data. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn some tools to create basic data visualizations using Tableau Public, a free software that syncs easily with other file formats, email, and social media.

 

Text Analysis with Computers: Concepts and Methods

Thursday, November 21, 3:00-4:00
Noble Library Instruction Room 105 (Reserve your place)

This workshop will cover principles, methods, and tools for conducting analysis of text data with computers. No programming experience is necessary, and the workshop is open to all majors.

Past Workshops

Library 501: What Grad Students Need to Know about the Library

Tuesday, August 27, 2:00-3:00
Wednesday, September 4, 3:00-4:00

Noble Library Instruction Room 105

Thursday, September 5, 11:00-12:00
Downtown Phoenix campus Library Instruction Room

Thursday, September 12, 1:00-2:00
Polytechnic campus Academic Center, Room 130

Tuesday, September 24, 3:00-4:00
Fletcher Library Instruction Room 101 

Thursday, October 17, 10:00-11:00
Moved to Hayden Library Room C7 (on the Concourse)

We know that balancing all of the demands of graduate education can be a challenge. The ASU Library wants to help you save time. Improve your academic success by attending this introductory workshopLearn how the library connects to every stage of your research process through exploring and gathering sources, managing your information, using and reusing your own work and the work of others, and sharing your results. This workshop will get you started so you can level up your researching and writing skills!

 

Copyright, Fair Use, and Your Dissertation

Thursday, September 12, 11:00-12:00
Noble Library Instruction Room 105

Tuesday, September 17, 10:00-11:00
Downtown Phoenix campus Library Instruction Room

Tuesday, October 8, 2:00-3:00
Polytechnic campus Academic Center, Room 130

This workshop will provide you with information and tools you need for navigating copyright and fair use considerations for your dissertation or thesis. Whether you're just starting to write or you're getting ready to submit, this workshop will help you figure out what you can use, what rights you have, and what it means to share your dissertation online.

 

Citation Management for Graduate Students

Tuesday, September 17, 4:00-5:00
Noble Library Instruction Room 105

Tuesday, October 10, 3:00-4:00
Fletcher Library Instruction Room 101

Thursday, October 17, 11:00-12:00
Downtown Phoenix campus Library Instruction Room

Tuesday, October 29, 1:00-2:00
Polytechnic campus Academic Center, Room 130

Learn why you should use a citation manager, where to find citations in the library catalog and elsewhere, and how to organize and then use your citations as you research and write. Following an overview of citation management, we will discuss the different citation managers available to ASU graduate students (Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote) and some of their features.

 

Social Science Data Resources

Wednesday, September 25, 1:00-2:00
Noble Library Instruction Room 105

Thursday, October 31, 10:00-11:00
Downtown Phoenix campus Library Instruction Room

Are you interested in secondary data analysis in the social sciences? Are you familar with social science data tools, such as ICPSR, ROPER, Census, and OSF? Get access to quantitative data on social science subjects including demographic characteristics, employment and economic data, surveys, and public opinion polling information by using these resources.

 

Collaborative Research: Organizing and Sharing Usable Data

Thursday, September 26, 1:00-2:00
Polytechnic campus Academic Center, Room 130

Thursday, October 3, 10:00-11:00
Downtown Phoenix campus Library Instruction Room

Wednesday, October 9, 4:00-5:00
Noble Library Instruction Room 105

This introductory session on the Open Science Framework (OSF) will teach you how to engage in reproducible research practices. There will be demos and hands-on experiences during this workshop.

 

Building Your Scholarly Identity

Tuesday, October 1, 3:00-4:00
​Noble Library Instruction Room 105

As a researcher, having an online presence can provide a number of benefits. In this workshop, you'll learn how to establish and manage your scholarly identity using tools such as ORCID, connect with colleagues, find collaborators, and expose your research to new audiences. You'll also learn how to boost your scholarly impact using social media and alternative metrics that come with new methods of knowledge communication and online dissemination.

 

Using Archives, Distinctive Collections and Primary Sources in Research at ASU

Tuesday, October 22, 3:00-4:00
Fletcher Library Instruction Room 101

Thursday, October 24, 2:00-3:00
Noble Library Instruction Room 105

This session will encourage you to engage with primary sources as an interdisciplinary scholarly research tool and to develop these skills by utilizing the resources available through the ASU Library. You will learn fundamental archives terminology, discuss common barriers in accessing archival materials, explore strategies to overcome these barriers, and discover how you can apply primary source inquiry into your academic endeavors.

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