How to succeed in grad school

New ASU lunchtime series aims to enhance graduate students' scholarly activities


February 4, 2019

A new lunchtime workshop series offered by the ASU Library aims to enhance graduate students' scholarly activities.

From citation management to copyright and fair-use considerations, the Graduate Scholars' Toolkit Workshop series offers ASU grad students hourlong introductions to a variety of tools to help them succeed in their work.   student holding a book Download Full Image

The library is also surveying graduate students to learn what areas and tools they would like to learn more about in order to expand the offerings of the series.

Upcoming workshops:

Manage Your Research from Start to Finish with OSF
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Learn how to store and selectively share data and projects with colleagues and team members through the use of a free, open-source web platform, the Open Science Framework (OSF). 

Copyright, Fair Use and Your Dissertation
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Learn how to navigate copyright and fair-use considerations for your dissertation or thesis. Whether you’ve only begun thinking about your dissertation subject, you’re just starting to write or you’re getting ready to submit, this workshop will help you figure out what you can use, what rights you have and what it means to share your dissertation online.

Citation Management for Graduate Students
Wednesday, March 13
Learn why you should use a citation manager, where to find citations in the library catalog and elsewhere, and how to organize and then use your citations as you research and write. Following an overview of citation management, we will discuss the different citation managers available to ASU graduate students (Zotero, Mendeley and EndNote) and some of their features.

GIS Data and Software: Breaking the Ice
Tuesday, March 26
Gain hands-on experience working with different types of geospatial datasets using two popular geographic information system (GIS) software platforms: ArcGIS Pro (licensed) and QGIS (open-source). Emphasis will be placed on foundational topics, such as data import, basic geoprocessing operations and map production/geovisualization. 

Tell us what workshops you'd like to see offered in the fall 2019 semester by taking the survey.

Britt Lewis

Communications Specialist, ASU Library