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.
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.
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?
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