Are you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation? Get serious about your scholarship by attending these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity. Our "Boot Camps" on Martin Luther King's Birthday and President's Day offer several popular workshops together - attend one or all.
All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219. Please bring your own computer. Kids off school? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome.
Monday, January 19 (MLK's Birthday) & Monday, February 16 (President's Day):
9:30-10:00: Citation Chasing
10:00-10:30: Citation Management
10:45-11:15: Staying Current in One's Field
11:15-11:45: Searching Beyond Gelman
How do you build on someone else's research? How do you find the research they used? Chase down those citations like a pro with tips from librarian Tolonda Henderson.
Once you've done all that research how do you keep track of it? Step away from the notecards and learn about online citation tools like Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley. Librarian David Hills will help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it.
Staying Current in One's Field
Librarian Ann Brown will help you find out how to stay current in your field. You'll learn how to set up journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.
Searching Beyond Gelman
How do you know what research is out there? How can you know what you don't know? Librarian David Killian will help you be sure with a comprehensive search of all published book literature using Worldcat. This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.
Congratulations & Best Wishes to all George Mason University December 2014 graduates from the University Libraries.
We’re settling our brains for a long winter’s nap! Mason Libraries are closed Saturday, December 20, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015. The Libraries’ Winter Break hours start on January 5, 2015. Season’s Greetings!