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Syracuse University Libraries

Learn! at Syracuse University Libraries: Spring 2023 Workshops

Guide to Syracuse University Libraries research workshop series.

Using SU Libraries as an Online or Distance Student

Using SU Libraries as an Online or Distance Student, Led by Juan Denzer and John Stawarz

Description: Even though you might be an online or distance student and you can’t visit Syracuse University Libraries in person, we’re here to support you throughout your learning journey. This workshop will introduce a wide range of the critical resources and services often used by online and distance students, including how to use our 24-hour online chat support, access eBooks, request materials (including journal articles and book chapters) through interlibrary loan, explore the research process though online tutorials, and get research assistance though subject librarians and our research guides. The session will offer tips and tricks to access resources at institutions near you. Tips on how to leverage citation management tools for distance research. Introduce attendees to advanced research and publishing topics. We will leave plenty of time to answer any questions you might have about using SU Libraries.

Sponsored by SUL and the GSO

 

Intended Audience: Graduate Students

Date and Time:

Thursday, February 2. 2023, 7:00-8:00pm via Zoom

Saving, Organizing, and Citing Your Sources and Collaborating with Zotero

Saving, Organizing, and Citing Your Sources and Collaborating with Zotero, Led by Winn Wasson

Description: This introduction will provide an overview of Zotero, a free platform that allows students and researchers to save and annotate sources, collaborate with classmates and colleagues, generate citations and bibliographies in papers, and access references from anywhere. Students and researchers of all experience levels are encouraged to attend and ask questions.

Intended Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Date and Time:

  • Wednesday, 2/15, 5:00-6:15pm, Bird Library Classroom, Lower Level (046) 
  • Tuesday, 2/28 5:00-6:15pm, via zoom

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Introduction to UX Research Methods

Introduction to UX Research Methods, Led by Natalie LoRusso

Description: Do you find yourself wondering how people respond to your website, service, or product? Are you interested in conducting user research, but aren't sure where to start? In this workshop, we will compare and contrast a variety of tried-and-true research methods, explore their contexts of use, and create a draft research plan for your topic(s), if applicable. No prior research experience necessary.

Intended Audience: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Date and Time:

Tuesday, February 22. 2023, 2:00-3:30pm

Location:

Bird Library Classroom (046) Lower level

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Law Research for the Non-Law Student

Law Research for the Non-Law Student, Led by Christine Demetros

Description: In depth research projects in many disciplines often involve a certain amount of legal research. But how does a researcher with no legal background tackle such a task? How does one begin such a project and approach the legal issues? What resources are available here at SU? Come learn the answers to questions like these on March 28th, when Christine Demetros, Assistant Director for Student Learning at the SU College of Law Library, will present on how to approach and conduct legal research. The session will include:

  1. Important aspects of the US legal system
  2. Things to consider when beginning legal research
  3. Terminology and research differences between law and non-law subjects
  4. An introduction to the resources available here on campus to help you accomplish your legal research goals, including services provided by the SU Law Library

Sponsored by SUL and the GSO

Dinner will be provided

Intended Audience: Graduate Students (Doctoral, Masters, Advanced Certificates) and faculty.

Date and Time: Tuesday March 28, 2023, 5-7 PM

Location: Bird Library, 1st Floor –Peter Graham Scholarly Commons Room 114 

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Incorporating Open Access into your Research and Publishing Goals

Incorporating Open Access into your Research and Publishing Goals, Led by Dylan Mohr

Description: 

Do you want to learn more about incorporating Open Access into your Research and Publishing Goals? Come have lunch with us while we discuss open access and more. Presented by Dylan Mohr, Open Scholarship Librarian from the Department of Research and Scholarship.

Sponsored by SUL and the GSO

Lunch will be provided.

Intended Audience: Graduate Students

Date and Time:

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 11:45-1:30pm

Location: Bird Library, 1st Floor - Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Room 114

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The Public and Your Publications: Strategies for Handling the Misappropriation or Misrepresentation of Your Research

The Public and Your Publications: Strategies for Handling the Misappropriation or Misrepresentation of Your Research, Led by Winn Wasson

Description: The good news is that your research got published. The bad news is that a group you have never heard of is now misappropriating or misrepresenting it to push an agenda that neither you nor actual research conclusions support. This workshop aims to help you prepare for how to handle these situations should they arise.

Intended Audience: Graduate Students, Faculty

Date and Time:

  • Monday, 2/13, 5:00-6:15pm, via zoom
  • Thursday, 2/23, 5:00-6:15pm, Bird Library, Lower Level (046)

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What Makes a Systematic Review Unique?

Title: What Makes a Systematic Review Unique? Led by Emily Hart and Anita Kuiken

Description: 

Are you thinking about conducting a systematic review or other type of evidence synthesis research? Perhaps utilizing systematic review methods is a requirement in preparation for your comprehensive exams or as part of your dissertation? Maybe you don’t know anything about them and you’d like to know more? Systematic Reviews were originally born from the Evidence Based Practice movement in the health sciences and are gaining favor in the social sciences as a way to comprehensively and systematically review the literature in order to answer a well-defined research question. The purpose of conducting a systematic review or an evidence synthesis study is to inform best practices and/or policy, and to identify gaps in the literature.

Join Emily Hart, Science Librarian / Research Impact Lead and Anita Kuiken, Falk College of Sport & Human Dynamics Librarian / Research Impact Team member as they share more about what makes this type of research unique, how it compares with other research methods, and the steps involved in in the systematic review process.

Sponsored by SUL and the GSO

Dinner will be provided.

Suggested workshop pre-reading: Syracuse University Libraries’ Systematic Review research guide

Intended Audience: Graduate Students (Doctoral, Masters, Advanced Certificates) – and any Undergraduate Students, Faculty or Staff interested in this leading edge research topic.

Date and Time: Wed March 8th at 5-7

Location: Bird Library, 1st Floor –Peter Graham Scholarly Commons Room 114

Registration Link

 

XR in Education - Changing how we Learn

XR in Education – Changing How We Learn, Led by Jason Webb, Instructional Analyst, Online Learning Services and Juan Denzer, Engineering and Computer Science Librarian.

Description: In this session, we will explore how Extended Reality is changing the classroom of the future and how it can make education accessible for all.

Sponsored by SUL and the GSO

Lunch will be provided

Intended Audience: Graduate Students (Doctoral, Masters, Advanced Certificates)

Date and Time: Wednesday April 5, 2023, 12-1:30pm

Location: Bird Library, 1st Floor –Peter Graham Scholarly Commons Room 114

Registration Link