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GLI Capstone Syllabi Templates
These template syllabi are given to all GLI capstone mentors, who will customize it by including additional resources, tasks, policies, and a schedule specific to their team.
Important Campus Resources
Human Subjects Review
The UM IRB reviews projects in accordance with the Federal definitions of research and human subjects. For detailed clarification and examples, please refer to the FAQ. Investigators should err on the side of caution and consult with the IRB to establish the status of their projects.
The Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana helps students, alumni, faculty, and staff turn their ideas, skill and passions into real world businesses and non-profit organizations.
Missoula International Expertise Database
This searchable list provides information on individuals in the Missoula area with expertise on international issues, including academic research, authors, in-country working experience, language skills, national and foreign policy, extensive teaching or study, and speaking and advocacy on international themes.
Office of Research and Creative Scholarship
Campus office that can help answer questions about intellectual property, copyright and making sure that your GLI group members are all aware of important real-world implications of your projects.
Qualtrics Survey Tool
Tool that allows users to design, administer and evaluate surveys. UM students have special access!
Tools for Effective Collaboration
Scheduling tool that allows multiple users to indicate availability.
Word-like program that allows multiple and simultaneous editing. Supports Refworks!
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
UM students have free access to the full Microsoft Office 365 suite, which includes Access, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. PC and Mac versions are available.
A messaging app for teams. Organize team conversations in open channels. Make a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything—everyone has a transparent view of all that’s going on.
Project management tool that assists with planning, organizing and managing group work.
Secure storage space that allows group users to store, edit and save drafts. Supports many different file types.
Group scheduling tool--online and free!
Team contracts can help a team set common expectations and ground rules. Some examples are included below.
Researching your Project
Web-based bibliographic research management, writing, and collaboration tool. Designed for researchers to gather, organize, store and share all types of information and to generate formatted citations and bibliographies.
Users may continue to access the Legacy version of RefWorks from here
. As the Legacy version is tentatively scheduled to be retired at some future date, we recommend new users register for the new RefWorks and current Legacy users begin planning to migrate to the new interface. Click to learn more.
Legacy users may select the Move to the newest version of RefWorks from ProQuest link in the legacy platform should they wish to create an account on the new RefWorks and copy data to the new version at the same time.
The Literature Review Process
Depending on your topic, different library resources will be useful. A list of some of the best library databases is below; please email Megan Stark for more subject-specific ideas!
Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
Full text titles from around the world (1960-present), including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. It incorporates specialized, editorially-curated abstracting and indexing resources as well as the AGRICOLA and TOXLINE databases and content previously available in ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS).
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Index to education-related scholarly and professional journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, books, and government publications, from 1966-present. Project of the U.S. Department of Education.
Full text archive of over 2,600 scholarly journals and 5,000 open source books covering all subject areas. Embargo for current journal issues of 2-5 years. NOTE: The library's holdings do not include primary source collections or fee-based books.
Index to professional and scholarly journals, chapters, books, reports, theses, and dissertations published internationally in psychology and related disciplines such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work, from 1967-present. Produced by the American Psychological Association.
Indexes MEDLINE, a database of scholarly journal articles in the life sciences with a focus on biomedicine, and additional life science journals and online books. Fields include behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. **Note: PubMed is live with a new interface as of mid-May 2020. Go to this link
to learn more about the new web experience.
Full text of 2,500 scholarly journals and over 3,000 book series volumes and reference works, published by Elsevier in the fields of health sciences, life sciences, physical sciences & engineering, and the social sciences & humanities. Library licenses most ScienceDirect journals offered, including archival content dating back to volume 1 for many titles. Other than volumes published as part of book series, the library has minimal licensed books.
Franke GLI Funding
Funding Proposal Form
The Franke GLI has a small budget to support expenses related to capstone projects. Interested teams must submit this form by November 20 for consideration.
GLI Capstone and DHC Honors Projects
Students in both the Franke GLI and DHC can use their GLI Capstone project to fulfill their DHC Capstone requirement. The DHC website provides guidance on their proposal and reflection requirements and you can contact them with questions.
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