WSU undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff are all invited to attend Savvy Scholar workshops.
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; the list is alphabetized.)
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.
See the 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.
Introduction to ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online enables users to make attractive and informative maps with just a few clicks. It is a great way to start learning geographic information systems, or GIS. This in-person workshop will be an introduction to ArcGIS Online and will highlight several important tools. Participants will get hands-on experience with finding data and making online maps.
SmartMapping with ArcGIS Online
In ArcGIS Online, smart mapping helps users build beautiful, informative maps with just a few clicks. Smart mapping suggests map styles that go best with the data that one is using. It can simplify the map-making process and can uncover the stories inside your data. This online workshop will introduce the world of smart mapping. It will be taught by geographer and GIS educator Dr. Joseph Kerski of Esri.
Learn to use Zotero (zotero.org) a free and open software tool - to capture and keep track of your research resources, create citations and reference lists while you write your papers, share resources with teams, and organize your research process efficiently.
Learn all the steps to create a literature review, from conducting comprehensive research to synthesizing perspectives to presenting your findings.
Are you always looking for reading recommendations? Do you have trouble finding the type of book you want to read? This workshop will introduce participants to useful online resources for finding book recommendations and tools for keeping track of what you've read or want to read.
Wichita State University's high-performance computing (HPC) cluster is here to help researchers, instructors and staff who have computationally intensive jobs to process. The HPC cluster is a service designed to advance research and assist instructors who incorporate advanced research computing in their course designs. Learn how to make the most of this resource in this workshop with Terrance Figy, Associate Professor, Physics.
Heard of systematic reviews, but not completely sure what they are, or how they differ from regular literature reviews? Join this session to learn what systematic reviews are and aren’t, what makes them systematic, how you can read and interpret them, and how you can write them. Learn why they are by many measures the fastest growing form of published scholarly research.
Unlock a wealth of social data to better understand demographic groups, large populations, and pressing social issues.
Learn and practice using the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition style to write and format research papers and citation lists.
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.
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.
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.
Come talk to a librarian in person at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Ablah Library.
What are some reasons to contact a librarian?
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.
Reference Desk (Ablah Library) 316-978-3584
Circulation Desk (Ablah Library) 316-978-3582
Music Library 316-978-3029
Interlibrary Loan 316-978-3167
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.