A day of drop-in workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers, designed to help make your research process better, faster and smarter.
The event is free and open to all, but please register if you plan to join us for lunch. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.
Schedule of Workshops
Check-in Network over coffee and pastries.
Search like a Pro Nita Bryant Learn how to leverage database features and use time-saving tools and techniques to improve your searches.
Research Speed Networking Practice your elevator speech and networking skills during this research version of speed dating.
Lunch with Your Librarian Share your work with librarian colleagues in informal conversations over lunch. Please register for lunch.
Full Text, Fast and Free John Glover Learn how to get full text for free. Use fair tools and insider tricks to get around paywalls and read the articles you need.
Is it Legit? Publishing Spam and Honest Offers Martha Roseberry Find out about tools and strategies for evaluating journals. Find out about tools and strategies for evaluating journals—both for when you're planning to publish and for when you encounter an article in an unfamiliar journal.
Watch your (Copyrighted) Figures Carla-Mae Crookendale and Hillary Miller Find out how copyright law affects your ability to use and share scholarly figures, images, surveys and more.