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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. 
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. For more information, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.

Schedule and Registration

10:15 a.m. Check-in
Network over coffee and pastries.
10:30 a.m.

Search like a Pro
Nita Bryant
Learn how to leverage database features and use time-saving tools and techniques to improve your searches.

11:30 a.m. Research Speed Networking
Practice your elevator speech and networking skills during this research version of speed dating.
12:30 p.m. Lunch with Your Librarian
Share your work with librarian colleagues in informal conversations over lunch. Please register for lunch.
1 p.m.

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.

2 p.m.

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.

3 p.m.

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.

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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