Events Archive: 2020-21

Advance Your Research Webinars


A series of online workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers, designed to help make your research process better, faster and smarter. A recording will be available after each session.

Sessions are held starting at noon EST. The series is free and open to all, but please register for the session you plan to attend. For questions or accommodations, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at or (804) 393-2951.


Evaluating Information During COVID-19: Preprints, Retractions, Politics, Rumors and More
Presenters: Erica Brody and Hillary Miller
Sept. 16, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, how do you balance the "need for speed" with the risks of moving too fast when evaluating the quality of research to make important decisions?

Researching Globally: Search Strategy and Tips
Presenter: Sergio Chaparro
Oct. 14, 2020
Have you considered how much research is being produced outside of the United States? This webinar is intended to expose students to information resources and databases that contain international research.

APA 7th Edition: What You Need to Know
Presenters: Nia Rodgers and Erin Carrillo
Nov. 11, 2020
This webinar introduces students to changes to the latest edition of the APA style manual.

Publishing a Journal Article: A Getting Started Guide for Graduate Students
Presenters: Stacey Wahl, Hillary Miller and Julie Arendt
​Feb. 3, 2021
You've done the research. Now it's time to share the results by writing an article for publication. This interactive webinar is designed to help you get started with journal authoring and publishing.

A Tale of Two Posters: Print and Digital Academic Posters
Presenters: Hope Kelly, Carla-Mae Crookendale and Eric Johnson
Feb. 17, 2021
Help your audiences better understand your research. Learn tips for designing engaging conference posters and configuring your content for both print and digital formats.

Secondary Data Search and Retrieval: Sources, Exports and Imports
Presenter: Nina Exner
March 17, 2021
This webinar addresses secondary analysis steps between operationalizing the constructs and running the analysis. It covers extracting a dataset, finding the data and codebook in the data package and uploading to App2Go.

Image: Advance Your Research, by Jeff Bland