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September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Write-ins provide a large block of time during which to focus, relax and get some writing done. Attendees often appreciate the opportunity to write in a community setting and the energy and helpfulness of staff from the KU Writing Center and KU Libraries. Participants can attend optional workshops and one-on-one consultations about writing, research, citation software, or formatting. Participants may also simply use the time to write. Please register here. Lawrence Campus, 10am-5pm, Watson Library, 4th Floor (Check-in Room 410, Consultations Room 410A)
- Graduate Level Research Skills (11am-12pm): The workshop provides participants with an orientation to the resources available from KU Libraries. Also, key databases such as Web of Science and Google Scholar are discussed, and how to find and select the best resources, as well as tips and strategies for becoming efficient and effective researchers.
- Zotero (12-1pm): This workshop will teach you how to use the free citation management software Zotero to store, edit, and export references. Why use Zotero? Zotero is free, user-friendly, and efficient, making it a great tool for anyone doing research or writing papers. Specific workshop topics include: a brief overview of the software interface, how to import citations, how to edit citations, how to import PDFs and retrieve metadata for PDFs, how to build and export a library, how to export citations and whole bibliographies, and how to use Zotero with Microsoft Word.
- APA Citation and Style Guide (1-2pm): This workshop will teach you the basics for citing with APA style at the graduate level. You will learn about tone, writing style, verbs, punctuation, formatting, paraphrasing, direct citations, the reference page, citing websites, and citing a source within a source.