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Workshops

Workshop Opportunities Sponsored by USC Libraries and the Graduate School
These are not affiliated with the Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering but open to all students.

Refreshments will be served at all workshops. Ideas for future workshops?  Email us at libinstr@usc.edu.

 

Citation Managers: Organizing your Research using EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley

Citation managers help you keep track of your research by collecting and organizing citations, and creating bibliographies. So how do you pick the best citation management software for your research? There are many factors to consider including functionality, cost, and accessibility. Come learn all about the citation managers, EndNote, Refworks, Mendeley, and Zotero, and choose the best tool for your research.

When: Thursday, September 29, 1:00-2:30PM

Where: Doheny Memorial Library room 241 (Polymathic Academy)

RSVP: to libinstr@usc.edu by September 28

Presented by:

Elizabeth Galoozis, Information Literacy and Educational Technology Librarian 

Hannah Schilperoort, Nursing Librarian

Melanee Vicedo, Head, Education and Social Work Library Services

 

 

Citation Clinic

Citation styles change often, and in graduate research, you’re often citing unusual sources beyond books and articles. In this clinic, you’ll be able to consult with librarians familiar with your citation style to keep track of and properly cite sources for your dissertation.

When: Thursday, October 20, 1:00-2:30PM (drop in anytime!)

Where: Music Library, Herklotz Room (Doheny Memorial Library G28)

RSVP: to libinstr@usc.edu by October 19 with your preferred citation style (e.g., APA)

 

 

Deep Dive: Humanities and Social Science Resources

USC provides access to extensive resources in humanities and social science research. In this session, we’ll dive deep into key databases for primary research across these fields, including advanced searching techniques, how to keep up with current research, and how to find primary sources across disciplines in the libraries’ collections and beyond.

When: Tuesday, October 25, 10:30AM-12:00PM

Where: Von Klein Smid Center (VKC) Library, Multimedia Room

RSVP: to libinstr@usc.edu by October 24

Presented by:

Elizabeth Galoozis, Information Literacy and Educational Technology Librarian

Stacy Williams, Head, Architecture and Fine Arts Library

 

Data and the Dissertation: An Introduction to Social Science Data Sources & Resources

This workshop will provide an overview of how social sciences data and spatial data might contribute to research and coursework.  Presentation will introduce attendees to the research data lifecycle, data management planning, and data publication/sharing as well as resources for finding existing datasets, learning new data skills, and getting help.

When: Tuesday, November 1, 10:30-11:30AM

Where: Doheny Memorial Library room 241 (Polymathic Academy)

RSVP: to libinstr@usc.edu by October 31

Presented by: 

Katharin Peter, Social Sciences Data Librarian

 

 

Deep Dive: Science Resources

USC provides access to extensive resources in scientific literature. In this session, we’ll dive deep into key databases like Web of Science and Scopus, to hone in the research that matters to you using advanced searching techniques, alerts, and journal metrics.

When: Thursday, November 10, 2:00-4:00PM

Where: Seaver Science and Engineering Library, room 108

RSVP: to libinstr@usc.edu by November 9

Presented by: 

Zoe Pettway Unno, Ph.D., Science and Engineering Librarian