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Syracuse University Libraries

Learn@SUL!

Guide to Syracuse University Libraries research workshop series.

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Welcome to SU Libraries' Learn@SUL Workshop Series!  Please take a look at our offerings and register to attend one or more!  All workshops are offered online.

Upcoming Workshops

Advanced Literature Searching for STEM Fields, Led by Emily Hart

Description: Join Emily Hart, Science Librarian, Research Impact Lead, for a hands-on workshop where you'll learn about key resources for finding the latest literature in your field. You'll also learn techniques for organizing your research, including developing search strategies, setting up search alerts, citation management, and planning for your literature review. Whether you're just getting started with your research or you’re finishing up your dissertation, this workshop has something for you! This workshop fulfills one of the required checkpoints for the BioInspired Graduate & Postdoctoral Development Program, and also counts towards completion of the Research Skills & Scholarly Publishing badge. It will be offered annually.

Intended Audience: Graduate and PhD students in STEM disciplines

Date and Time:

  • 9/23, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

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Beyond The One Line Query: Advanced Database Searching Workshop, Led by Michael Pasqualoni

Description: Like a one line part in a play or movie can be forgettable, Google creates a love affair with the one line search window.  This is not a relationship built to last in every research situation. Improve your comfort level for arriving at manageable sets of relevant scholarly database search results through this workshop on the use of fielded searching, subject descriptor searching and related advanced techniques.

Intended Audience: Freshmen & Sophomores 

Date and Times:

  • 10/1,  1 - 2:30 PM

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Digital Humanities Workshop: Introduction to Text Mining with the HathiTrust Research Center, Led by Patrick Williams
 
Description: On Friday, November 13, Patrick Williams (Humanities Librarian and Lead Librarian for Digital and Open Scholarship) and Zhiwei Wang (Masters Student in Data Science and Digital Humanities Graduate Student Employee) will present an Introduction to Text Mining with the HathiTrust Research Center, a hands-on workshop, via Zoom from 10am to 12pm.  Zhiwei and Patrick will present an overview of text mining & HathiTrust in general and will focus on the ways we can make use of the HathiTrust Research Center to undertake our own experiments. No programming experience is necessary. Participants will learn to create their own research collections and perform text analysis activities like creating token counts and tag clouds, extracting and visualizing named entities, and exploring topic modeling approaches. Limited space is available.
Intended Audience: Anyone interested in digital humanities
Date and Time:
  • 11/13, 10-noon (Postponed until a future date, tba)

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Educational Resouces, K-12, Higher Ed, Led by Giovanna Colosi

Description: Learn more abut specific databases and research strategies for Education majors.

Intended Audience: Anyone

Date and Time:

  • 10/6, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

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Enhancing Your Research Reputation and Visibility, Led by Emily Hart

Description: Increase your chances of being noticed by a future academic employer, award or funding organization, and other researchers in your field. Join Emily Hart, SU Science Librarian & Research Impact Lead, to learn strategies for expanding the visibility of your research. This hands-on workshop will discuss places where you can create a research profile, like Google Scholar, ORCID, Mendeley, and LinkedIn. The workshop will also cover topics like open access, research metrics, and altmetrics, and how they can impact researcher reputation and visibility. 

Date and Time:

  • 10/30, 10:30-12:00 PM

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"How Do I Know if an Article is Scholarly?" Exploring Different Types of Periodicals, Led by Abby Kasowitz-Scheer

Description: Your instructor requires that you use scholarly or peer-reviewed sources in your research paper. What does that mean? And how do you tell the difference between scholarly and popular sources? This workshop will help you identify characteristics of different types of periodicals and help you determine which sources might be suitable for your research. 

Intended Audience: Undergraduates

Date and Time:

  • 9/17, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • 10/14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Jumpstart Your Journalism Research, Led by Michael Pasqualoni

Description: Sharpen your information retrieval skills working with news and newspaper databases.

Intended Audience: Undergraduates or Graduates

Date and Time:

  • 9/8, 1:00 - 2:30 PM (for Undergraduate students)
  • 9/23, 1:00-2:30 PM (for Graduate students)

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Not in English Please. Research Tips, Led by S. Ann Skiold

Description: This session will focus on scholarly sources for non-English literature and film

Intended Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Date and Time:

  • 9/22, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • 10/19, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

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Research Starting Points @ SU Libraries, Led by Abby Kasowitz-Scheer

Description: The SU Libraries website is a rich gateway to information resources for your academic research needs. As SU students, you have access to many articles, e-books, and other resources that are not freely available online. This session introduces you to key research tools including Summon, databases and research guides and provides some basic searching tips to get you started.

Intended Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Date and Times:

  • 8/31, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
  • 9/15, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • 10/1, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
  • 10/7, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

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Rhetorical Source Analysis, Led by Kelly Delevan

Description: Sources can have many different rhetorical uses. Use the BEAM method to identify Background, Evidence, Argument and Method sources that will support and inform your research questions.

Intended Audience: Undergraduate students in WRT courses

Date and Times:

  • 9/30, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
  • 10/26, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

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Saving and Citing Your Sources: An Introduction to 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: All Levels

Date and Time:

  • 9/29, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
  • 10/28, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

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Technical Writing, Led by Juan Denzer

Description: Introduce three main types of technical writing: traditional, end-user, and technical marketing content. Attendees will learn some of the key attributes that can be applied to all styles of technical writing. The session will also cover some useful writing tools along with some examples of technical writing.

Intended Audience: All Levels

Date and Time:

  • 9/14, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

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Tertiary Tide: Surfing into Specialized Reference Sources at an R1 Research University, Led by Michael Pasqualoni

Description: Save yourself research time and wilt the walls trapping you inside Wikipedia.  Participate in this workshop and expand your options for pulling together in-depth background literature on your research topic by employing scholarly encyclopedias, academic handbooks and other reference sources.  Leverage your success in mastering these user friendly tools that support you as you dive deeper into the waters of the academic web.

Intended Audience: All Levels

Date and Time:

  • 9/28, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

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"The Painted Word", Led by S. Ann Skiold

Description: This workshop will focus on scholarly text, images with provenance, and context.

Intended Audience: All Members of the Campus Community

Date and Time:

  • 9/16, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • 10/15, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

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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: Faculty and Graduate Students

Date and Time:

  • 11/10, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

(this workshop has been postponed due to illness) we will reschedule in the Spring.


 

"Where do I Start?" Researching for Beginners, Narrowing your Topic, Finding Resources, etc., Led by Giovanna Colosi

Description: You are new to researching and not sure where to begin? How do I know where to find sources? Where are reputable sources? Don't fret, come to this beginners workshop to have all your questions answered!

Intended Audience: New Undergraduate and Graduate Researchers

Date and Time:

  • 9/21, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
  • 9/24, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Registration Link