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Advance Your Research



James Branch Cabell Library, Room 205
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23284


A day of drop-in workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers, designed to help make your research process better, faster and smarter. Topics include grant writing, VCU centers and services, online academic identity, reading academic articles and reference management.
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 prior to Oct. 12.


Registration is now closed.

Schedule of Workshops

10:15 a.m. Check-in
Enjoy a light breakfast and network.
10:30 a.m. Ideas for Grant Writing
Top tips for the search, writing and review process.
11:30 a.m. Resource Round-Robin
Meet representatives of VCU's centers and services that can help with your research.
12:30 p.m. Lunch with Your Librarian
Join us for lunch and informal conversations about your work with library colleagues. Please register for lunch.
1 p.m. Uniquely You: Establishing a Digital Academic Identity
Learn how to use tools like ORCID and Google Scholar to raise your online academic profile.
2 p.m. Reading for Quality
Discover how purposefully reading articles can improve your own research methods.
3 p.m. Better Reference Management through Technology
Save time, toil and trouble by organizing your sources and reference using RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley.

Image: Advance Your Research, by Jeff Bland


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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