Thesis research 101

Mark your calendar!

Library Faculty Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin and Ellen Corrigan, in cooperation with the Graduate Student Advisory Council, will again be offering the “Thesis Research 101” workshops.


 

Workshop 1: Researching the literature

How do I know when I’ve found enough? What are your online research destinations?  Identify key journals and key databases in your discipline and learn about alternative online sources for research.

Where: Room 4440 Booth Library (4th floor)
When: Tuesday, October 25 9-10 am
or Wednesday, October 26, 7:30-8:30 pm


 

Workshop 2: Bibliographic management software

 

Managing your articles and references efficiently and effectively; creating your Literature Cited section in seconds (really!); understanding software options and features; Mendeley, Zotero and bibliographic management from library databases will be covered.

Where: Room 4440 Booth Library (4th floor)
When: Tuesday, November 8, 9-10 am
or Wednesday November 9, 7:30-8:30 pm


 

Workshop 3: Preparing your thesis

Document formatting, Writing the abstract, using correct names and professional titles, selecting ‘descriptors’ and ‘author-supplied-keywords’ for optimal discovery, what happens after you turn it in?

Where: Room 4450 Booth Library (4th floor)
When: Tuesday, November 15, 9-10 am
or
Where: Room 4440 Booth Library (4th floor)
When: Wednesday, November 16, 7:30-8:30 pm


 

If these times and dates do not fit your schedule workshops are offered each semester. One-on-one consultations are always welcome. Join us at the reference desk or make an appointment: http://booth.eiu.edu/consult