Learn advanced features of Refworks to save time and make writing your papers easier. Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: "Our Texas State World"- Celebrating the History of Texas State
March 3rd, 2014 marks the 115th anniversary of this fine institution where we all live, work, and learn. The presentation will take about 30 minutes and will be a condensed history of the institution from founding to the present day, including great pictures and stories to showcase some of the places/people/and events that have shaped our history. How did we get from being a Normal School to where we are today? Come explore “Our Texas State World” and find out!. Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: The Simply Map Database
Simply Map is a powerful database that features thousands of statistics on communities demographics, economic behavior, consumer preferences and sociological characteristics. While primarily used by business or marketing students, Simply Map may also be used for sociological or political research among many other purposes. GIS is another common application for this powerful database. This session is designed to demonstrate how to use Simply Map for both business and social sciences research projects. Learn to find the right variables, how to make excel tables of stats for geographic units, create maps and identify communities based on your parameters. Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: Texas State Mobile App
Learn how to configure your mobile device for WPA and BobcatMail. Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: Searching PsycINFO
This workshop provides an introduction to PsycINFO, a core database in psychology and other social sciences. Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: Accessing Streaming Literature from Databases
Did you know you have access to streaming video and audio content from the library's databases? Come learn about how to find and use the resources available to you on the library website. Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: Finding Statistics on the Web
Searching for statistics can be challenging, but knowing where to look is half the battle. Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: Citation Manager 101
Learn about how to use other citation management sites such as Zotero and Mendeley, and how to import and move citations from Refworks and back again. Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: Cool Resources for Hot Topics
Use government websites and databases to find information on controversial issues. Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: Searching Engineering Village 2
An introduction to searching in the Engineering Village 2 database, which is frequently used in Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Geography. The database combines results from four indexes: Compendex, INSPEC, GeoBase, and GeoRef. Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: Using ARTStor
Learn how to search Artstor for images, create image groups, make powerpoints, URLS, find QTVRs, and more. Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: Using Answers@Texas State
Use Answers@Texas State to find the answers that you need (including references to the Financial Aid snippet, TRACS-Students content, and (soon) Registrar’s snippet). Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: Online Toolkit
Explore ways to make the Online Toolkit work for you (change password, change PIN, change security Qs, Set e-mail forward, create e-mail alias). Click the link below to register:
Alkek Instant Theater Presents: E-learning opportunities
Hear about e-learning opportunities for students. Click the link below to register:
Learn the basics of how to use Refworks to manage your citations. Click the link below to register:
Brown Bag Series
The Graduate College is offering a brown bag series. For more information regarding each topic and to register, click on each link below:
Taking Control of Social Media for your Career – March 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A Research Playbook: Tools to Manage the Process while Enhancing Coherence and Creativity – April 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Conducting Effective Research
In most Graduate Programs, students are expected to conduct research and also present their research papers at conferences. The goal of this workshop is to enable graduate students to learn about the steps involved in conducting research, how to conduct research in a responsible manner, and how to write a research abstract/paper.
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
Please click here to register for a workshop.
Need to find good quality images for your presentations or papers? Come to the Finding Images workshop to learn how use the library’s image databases and books to find high quality images in all different subject areas including art, advertising, journalism, popular culture and more. Presentation tips and tech tools will be also be briefly covered. Click the link below to register:
Finding and Evaluating Web Sources
Despite what you’ve heard about Wikipedia, accurate and reliable information does exist on the Internet. Learn how to find and evaluate high-quality web sources that are appropriate for academic research. Click the link below to register:
Graduate College Thesis/Dissertation Workshops
This workshop is designed to help the student become familiar with Graduate College guidelines for formatting and submitting a dissertation or thesis. All workshops offered this semester are identical. To register, click on the session you wish to attend.
Please visit this site at a later date. There are no scheduled workshops at this time.
Graduate Student's Library Survival Guide
Learn the secrets of successful graduate students. In just one hour, you will understand effective research, time management, database tricks and library services you never knew existed. Workshop covers advanced library usage of databases, finding the correct sources, the reference section, identifying important articles through citation analysis, searching other libraries and more. Click the link below to register:
IRB Application Help Sessions
Graduate students planning to conduct research on human subjects are welcome to register for upcoming IRB Application Help Sessions:
The sessions lisited above are offered at a variety of times and dates. To register, click that session.
Scholarly Research - Literary Topics
Scholarly research in the literary disciplines; fiction, poetry, film, drama. Includes finding academic resources for literary theory, critical theory, biographical information, reviews, and other resources. Click the link below to register: