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Library Resources for Graduate Students

Library Research Symposium

Fall 2022 Library Graduate Research Symposium

The University Library, in collaboration with Graduate Studies and Project LOGRAR, will host a 3-hour, single day event that consist of online workshops and remote library instruction, strengthening graduate students' knowledge and skills as researchers and scholars. The event is aimed to build a sense of community and belonging at the university as well as provide the opportunity to build skills as researchers through the workshops and information sessions that are offered. The event will aim to reinforce the value of library resources and librarians in graduate students’ experience of being in a graduate program. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

  1. Students will develop a sense of community through participation in a graduate-centered space. 

  1. Students will gain familiarity with Library resources and services. 

  1. Students will to be able to analyze information and ideas from a variety of sources and perspectives to make informed decisions. 

  1. Students will be able to identify the contribution that a specific source makes to their research. 

  1. Students will learn how to match their information needs and search strategies with the appropriate search tools. 

  1. Students will be able to properly cite information sources by crediting the ideas of others. 


Time Session Facilitator
9:00-9:10am Welcome and Introductions  

Workshop A: Intro to Research
Learn about the research process and how to conduct a literature review.

Link to Recorded Presentation

Shonn Haren, Social Sciences Librarian
9:30-9:40am Break  

Workshop B: Basic Research Strategies
Learn how to navigate the Library's website, get research help, evaluate information and find books through OneSearch.

Link to Recorded Presentation

Justin Torres, Research & Instruction Librarian
10:00-10:10am Break  

Workshop C: Advanced Research Strategies
You've done some research. Come to this session to learn more advanced techniques, search strategies including filtering techniques, using Google Scholar, and acquiring material from other institutions.

Link to Recorded Presentation

Paul Hottinger, Engineering Librarian

Sally Romero, Education Librarian

10:30-10:40am Break  

Workshop D: Thesis/Project Formatting
Learn the details on how to get your thesis/project ready for formatting review and submission.

Link to Recorded Presentation

Freda Lin, Agriculture Librarian
11:00-11:10am Break  

Workshop E: Citation Basics (breakout rooms)
APA 7th ed (Business)

Learn the intricacies of citation and reference in APA with emphasis on business research.

Julie Shen, Business Librarian

APA 7th ed (General)
Learn the intricacies of citation and reference in APA.

Sally Romero, Education Librarian

Learn the intricacies of citation and reference in IEEE

Paul Hottinger, Engineering Librarian

Workshop F: Q&A with Your Librarian (breakout rooms)
Learn how your librarian can help you succeed in your research. Come with your questions or just say hi!

Shonn Haren, Social Sciences Librarian

Paul Hottinger, Engineering Librarian

Freda Lin, Agriculture Librarian

Sally Romero, Education Librarian

Julie Shen, Business Librarian