Organizing, Annotating, and Citing Your Digital References
Join professionals from ProQuest and Reference Librarian Megan Stark to learn about ProQuest Flow, a citation management tool provided by the Mansfield Library, which can help you efficiently access and organize articles in electronic format, cite material from diverse sources, improve your bibliographic references and annotate research files. This session is being offered in partnership with the Faculty Development Office. RSVP appreciated.
Thursday, October 23, 4-5pm, Mansfield Library Student Learning Center, Room 283
Literature Review: Effective Searching and Writing Strategies
In collaboration with the Writing Center, this session will present a strategic approach to the literature review, including search techniques and writing strategies.
Thursday, October 30, 3:10-4:30pm, Mansfield Library Student Learning Center, Room 283
University of Montana Conference on Undergraduate Research (UMCUR) Series
UMCUR Abstract Writing Workshops. Students planning to attend the University of Montana Conference on Undergraduate Research (UMCUR) will receive assistance writing their abstracts and submitting their conference registration.
UMCUR Presentation Workshops. Designed to inform conference participants about presenting academic research in a professional setting. Students learn the basics of giving both oral presentations and poster presentations, and logistical information concerning presentation preparation. We will also cover what to expect on the day of the conference. This is a workshop where you will have time and assistance to work on your presentation.
WRIT 101 Research and Revision Workshops
Underground Tunnels and Haunted Classrooms: How to Research Place and Navigate Local Resources. Bring your research topic and research question for extra help finding the kinds of local resources you need to succeed with the Personal Academic Essay in WRIT 101. Research librarian and local resource specialist, Megan Stark, will offer you the insight, advice and direction you need to dig into the underground of your place here at UM
Strong-Arming Your Sources: Using Research to Analyze and Build Arguments. We’ve heard it before: “This is a shorter paper so I’m not that worried about the research.” Don’t be deceived because in a shorter paper, the sources you choose matter even more and strong sources can make or break an argument. Bring your paper topic and research question for extra help identifying balanced research and finding sources that bolster your Op-Ed essay.
Portfolio Revision Workshops. Do any of these phrases sound familiar? “Add more unity.” “This is awkward.” “Pay more attention to your mechanics.” “Fix your citations.” “MLA style!” “Substantial revision needed.” How does any of this translate into good writing? Help decode these and other mystifying requests from your teachers or peers in order to tackle your essay revisions and create a polished and beautifully revised portfolio. Join tutors from the Writing Center and Undergraduate Services Librarian, Megan Stark, for any or all of these workshops designed to help you revise your specific essays. But only if you want to knock your teacher’s socks off.
Graduate Research Workshops
Using the U.S. Census for Demographic Information. A hands-on workshop focused on using American Fact Finder for geographic and demographic information with Government Documents Librarian, Susanne Caro.
Data Management Basics for Graduate Students. Come to the Mansfield Library to discuss data management. Learn about planning, strategies, tools, and resources for naming, labeling, storing, sharing and preserving data sets. Creating Data Management Plans will also be briefly covered.
Manage Your Research with RefWorks. Hands-on workshop with Research Librarian, Megan Stark, on how to utilize the bibliographic management tool RefWorks to organize your research, store citations, and create bibliographies.