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Advance Your Research



James Branch Cabell Library, Second Floor Multipurpose Room
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284


This day of drop-in workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers features topics such as finding and managing free images, organizing your research, strategic browsing, finding data and using research hacks to make your research process better, faster and smarter. See below for a complete schedule. Please register if you plan to join us for lunch.

The event is free and open to all. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call (804) 828-0593 prior to March 14.


Registration is now closed.

Schedule of Workshops

9:30 a.m. Check-in opens.
Enjoy a light breakfast and network.
10:00 a.m. Data, Data, Everywhere
Julie Arendt, Nita Bryant and Bettina Peacemaker
Uncover collections of data that you can analyze, use, or reuse in your thesis or dissertation.
11:30 a.m. More Than "Just Browsing"
John Glover
Crack the LC classification code. Discover tools and tactics to find related, useful material beyond the search box.
12:30 p.m. Lunch with Your Librarian
It's our treat. Join us for lunch and informal conversations about your work with library colleagues.
1 p.m. Free and Clear! Create, Find and Manage Images and Media
Emily Davis Winthrop and Nell Chanault
Explore free images and media options to strengthen your presentations and papers.
2:30 p.m. Better Reference Management through Technology
Marilyn Scott
Save time, toil and trouble by organizing your sources and references using RefWorks.

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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