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Savvy Scholar Workshops

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

Savvy Scholar Workshops Spring 2023

WSU undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff are all invited to attend Savvy Scholar workshops.

  • All workshops except library tours are offered both in person and on Zoom at the same time for a hybrid experience.  
  • Registration is required for Zoom and is optional if attending in person.
  • The Zoom link is provided with event registration.
  • Click on the heading of each event to register. 
  • All registrants receive a reminder email 1 day before the workshop. 

See the pages listed in the left column for more information about each topic, including any handouts and digital presentations that might be used in the workshop. (Page titles might not be exactly like the workshop title.) 

If you are Deaf/HoH, and would like to participate in this workshop, please note this in your registration form and register at least 7 days before the workshop takes place so we can arrange for an interpreter to be present in the meeting for you.

Spring Workshops

Library Tour (WelcomeFest)

See the new Digital Scholars Commons, Virtual Reality Zone, the One-Button Studio and other multi-media project development tools, as well as study rooms, collections, and other spaces. We will also get a brief introduction to article databases other off-campus access to library resources. 

  • 3:00-3:45pm, Wednesday January 25: in person only (meet in Ablah Library Lobby)

Library Tour (WelcomeFest)

See the new Digital Scholars Commons, Virtual Reality Zone, the One-Button Studio and other multi-media project development tools, as well as study rooms, collections, and other spaces. We will also get a brief introduction to article databases other off-campus access to library resources. 

  • 12:00-12:45pm, Friday January 27: In person only (meet in Ablah Library Lobby)

Writing an Awesome Literature Review

Learn all the steps to create a literature review, from conducting comprehensive research to synthesizing perspectives to presenting your findings.

  • 3:00-4:00pm, Wednesday, February 8: In Person (Ablah Library Room 217) and Zoom (with registration)

Getting Started with Data Visualization in ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online is software that makes it possible to visualize various types of geospatial data. Doing so helps us to analyze data related to weather, social trends, business, and other topics. This workshop will introduce the major tools for data visualization in ArcGIS Online. We will explore a few different ways to visualize the same data with this online software.

  • 3:00-4:00pm, Wednesday, February 22: In Person (Ablah Library Room 217) and Zoom (with registration)

EndNote Citation Management Software

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. 

  • 3:00-4:00pm, Wednesday, March 8: In Person (Ablah Library Room 217) and Zoom (with registration)

Creating Effective Research Posters

Learn how to create impactful and visually effective posters to communicate research findings at conferences, competitions, and other presentations.

  • 3:00-4:00pm, Wednesday, March 22: In Person (Ablah Library Room 217) and Zoom (with registration)

Citing with APA Style

Learn and practice using the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition style to write and format citation lists. 

  • 3:00-4:00pm, Wednesday, March 29: In Person (Ablah Library Room 217) and Zoom (with registration)

Looking for a faculty member to work with? Sometimes finding a faculty mentor to work with is as simple as asking your current professors. 

Faculty Research Interests 
Look for lists of faculty member bios in that department; these will often include current research projects each faculty member is working on. The Honors College sometimes is able to pair student researchers with faculty projects. You may also want to look at different departmental webpages on the WSU website.

SOAR
Browse through SOAR, WSU's Institutional Repository, to see the open access research projects and papers WSU faculty members have published. This can help you target in on a faculty member that has similar research interests as you, and give you some talking points when you approach that faculty member as a possible mentor.

Ask A Librarian

Come talk to a librarian in person at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Ablah Library. 

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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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Chat with us or request a Zoom session 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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   Reference Desk (Ablah Library)  316-978-3584

  Circulation Desk (Ablah Library) 316-978-3582

  Music Library  316-978-3029

  Interlibrary Loan  316-978-3167

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         Email a librarian with your question
         or fill out this form.

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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