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Savvy Researcher Workshops

A guide to library research workshops for WSU undergraduate students, graduate students, teaching assistants and instructors.

Introduction

WSU undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff are all invited to attend the Undergraduate Research Workshops. All workshops are held in 217 Ablah, unless otherwise indicated in the WSU Libraries Events calendar. This semester, we are trying Wednesday as well as Friday workshops for more opportunities for students to attend. We are also trying early semester and late semester workshops for better point-of-need timing. Click on the date/time link to RSVP for each event.

September Workshops

How Do I Find Articles? Explore basic search strategies, such as phrasing, Boolean, and typical library database features.

  • 4-5:15 pm Wednesday, September 5

How Do I Write a Literature Review? Researchers in all subject areas will learn to create a literature review from conducting comprehensive research, synthesizing perspectives, and presenting findings.  Engineering students please note the workshop on literature reviews using engineering sources on November 16.

  • 12:00-1:15 pm Friday, September 7

How Can I Find Sources My Instructor Will Like? Discover, locate, and evaluate scholarly sources your instructors will think are awesome.

  • 4-5:15 pm Wednesday, September 12

How Do I Get Started with Endnote? Learn to use Endnote to upload citation data from library databases, create new citations in various citation styles, organize citations, and insert citations into a MS Word document.

  • 12:00-1:15 pm Friday, September 14

How Do I Go Beyond "Basic Search?" Go beyond the basic search box with advanced search techniques like proximity searching, setting filters and limits, and using wildcards.

  • 4-5:15 pm Wednesday, September 19

Where Do I Find Data and Statistics? Discover library databases and open websites for data sets, census data, and statistics.

  • 12:00-1:15 pm Friday, September 21

How Do I Write Papers in APA Style? Identify strategies to avoid plagiarism, and learn and practice using the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition style to write and format research papers and citation lists.

  • 4-5:15 pm Wednesday, September 26

Where Can I Find Primary Sources? Discover library databases and open websites for various types of primary sources, including diaries, company records, photographs, and maps.

  • 12:00-1:15 pm Friday, September 28
October Workshops

How Do I Go Beyond "Basic Search?" Go beyond the basic search box with advanced search techniques like proximity searching, setting filters and limits, and using wildcards.

  • 12:00-1:15 pm Friday, October 26

Where Can I Find Primary Sources? Discover library databases and open websites for various types of primary sources, including diaries, company records, photographs, and maps.

  • 4-5:15 pm Wednesday, October 31
November Workshops

What More Can I Do with Endnote? Customize citation styles, edit parenthetical citations, and sync multiple devices.

  • 12:00-1:15 pm Friday, November 2

How Do I Write a Literature Review? Researchers in all subject areas will learn to create a literature review from conducting comprehensive research, synthesizing perspectives, and presenting findings.  Engineering students please note the workshop on literature reviews using engineering sources on November 16.

  • 4-5:15 pm Wednesday, November 7

How Do I Write Papers in APA Style? Identify strategies to avoid plagiarism, and learn and practice using the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition style to write and format research papers and citation lists.

  • 12:00-1:15 pm Friday, November 9

Where Do I Find Data and Statistics? Discover library databases and open websites for data sets, census data, and statistics.

  • 4-5:15 pm Wednesday, November 14

How Do I Write a Literature Review for Engineering? Engineering researchers will learn to create a literature review, from locating conference proceedings, standards and other primary resources to presenting findings.

  • 12:00-1:15 pm Friday, November 16

Welcome to the "How To" Guide Portal!
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This page is designed to assist WSU students involved in research. On these pages, you'll find information on engaging in research, writing a literature review, citing sources and avoiding plagiarism. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a one-on-one appointment or chat with a librarian, go to the "Ask-a-Librarian" page or box below.

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Worried about a research project? Want to get a step ahead of your classmates and earn college credit?

Enroll in LASI 170: Introduction to Library Research

Each semester, the University Libraries offers a number of workshops designed to strengthen the skills of students, faculty and staff in the use of online tools for research, presentation and teaching. Faculty and instructors can encourage student attendence at library workshops, and even offer extra credit for students that attend a workshop (certificates of attendance are available to students upon request).

The schedule for Digital Literacy Workshop Series is available online, you can find workshops and register to attend any of this semester's offered classes here.

Workshops are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. For questions, please contact Kathy Delker at kathy.delker@wichita.edu or 316-978-6331.

 

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Ask A Librarian

Visit a librarian at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Ablah Library or contact a Subject Librarian to make an appointment.

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What are some reasons to contact a librarian?

‚Äč      To find the best resources for your topic
      To discuss strategies and develop skills for searching article databases and the library catalog
      To identify and locate primary source materials

       


If a librarian is not available, you may also seek assistance from other library staff during library hours who will refer you to the appropriate librarian or department as necessary. 

See the full schedule of library hours including Reference Desk, presession, intersession, and holiday hours for the main library (Ablah) and for the Chemistry and Music branch libraries. Ablah Library hours are also available on an automated phone line: 316-978-3581.

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    Circulation Desk (Ablah Library)  316-978-3582
   Reference Desk (Ablah Library)  316-978-3584
   Music Library  316-978-3029
   Chemistry Library  316-978-3764
   Interlibrary Loan  316-978-3167

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   Chat with us via the adjacent chat box. Our chat service is staffed during Reference Desk hours.
   If chat is not available, send us a question via e-mail.

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 Text us with research and other library-related questions to

                                 316-453-6911

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         Email a librarian with your question.

 

 

Subject Librarians are available to help students, faculty, and staff with their research and library instruction needs. Use the left-hand navigation tabs to find the librarian assigned to a particular subject or college. Contact your subject librarian for assistance or to schedule an appointment for a research consultation.

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