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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.

September Workshops

Polytechnic campus

 

Collaborative Research: Organizing and Sharing Usable Data

Thursday, September 26, 1:00-2:00 (Reserve your place)
Polytechnic campus Academic Center, Room 130

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.


Tempe campus

 

Social Science Data Resources

Wednesday, September 25, 1:00-2:00  (Reserve your place)
Noble Library Instruction Room 105

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.


West campus

 

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

Tuesday, September 24, 3:00-4:00 (Reserve your place)
Fletcher Library Instruction Room 101 

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!

 

October Workshops

Downtown Phoenix campus

 

Collaborative Research: Organizing and Sharing Useable Data

Thursday, October 3, 10:00-11:00 (Reserve your place)
Downtown Phoenix campus Library Instruction Room

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.

 

Citation Management for Graduate Students

Thursday, October 17, 11:00-12:00 (Reserve your place)
Downtown Phoenix campus Library Instruction Room

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

Thursday, October 31, 10:00-11:00 (Reserve your place)
Downtown Phoenix campus Library Instruction Room

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.

Polytechnic campus 

 

Copyright, Fair Use, and Your Dissertation

Tuesday, October 8, 2:00-3:00 (Reserve your place)
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, October 29, 1:00-2:00 (Reserve your place)
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.


Tempe campus 

 

Building Your Scholarly Identity

Thursday, October 1, 3:00-4:00 (Reserve your place)
​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 mthods of knowledge communication and online dissemination.

 

Collaborative Research: Organizing and Sharing Usable Data

Wednesday, October 9, 4:00-5:00 (Reserve your place)
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.

 

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

Thursday, October 17, 10:00-11:00 (Reserve your place)
​Noble Library Instruction Room 105

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!

 

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

Thursday, October 24, 2:00-3:00 (Reserve your place)
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.


West campus

 

Citation Management for Graduate Students

Tuesday, October 10, 3:00-4:00 (Reserve your place)
Fletcher Library Instruction Room 101

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.

 

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

Tuesday, October 22, 3:00-4:00 (Reserve your place)
Fletcher Library Instruction Room 101

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.

November Workshops

Downtown Phoenix campus

 

Building Your Scholarly Identity

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

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.


Tempe campus

 

Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau Public

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

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 (Reserve your place)
Noble Library Instruction Room 105

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.


West campus

 

Social Science Data Resources

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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