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Savvy Scholar Workshops

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

Savvy Scholars do Research at WSU Libraries!

WSU undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff are all invited to attend Savvy Scholar workshops.  Workshops will all be held in Zoom, unless otherwise indicated in the description. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Your Shocker email account is required to register. Non-WSU persons must contact angela.paul@wichita.edu to register. Registration may be denied to non-WSU persons.  

If you are Deaf/HoH, and would like to participate in this workshop, please contact Kathy Stewart at least 7 days before the workshop takes place, and there will be an interpreter present in the meeting for you.

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.) Click on the date/time link below to RSVP for each event. 

September Workshops

Introduction to Academic Research

Identify the best sources for different topics, explore various library databases, and practice basic search strategies.

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.

Going Deep into Databases

Take a deep dive into database tools like setting filters and using wildcards to help you quickly and efficiently locate articles.

Opposing Viewpoints (presented by vendor)

Discover a wide range of sources offering different views for current events, economics, environmental issues, and more, all in Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints!

Introduction to 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.

Uncovering Historical Newspapers

Uncover the past through newspapers! This workshop will give you the tools to find newspaper content that fits your research needs.

Discovering Demographic and Social Data

Unlock a wealth of demographic and social data to better understand demographic groups, large populations, and pressing social issues.

October Workshops

U. S. Census Bureau (presented by vendor using WebEx)

Explore tables, surveys, and data sets with a representative from U. S. Census Bureau.

Uncovering Historical Newspapers

Uncover the past through newspapers! This workshop will give you the tools to find newspaper content that fits your research needs.

Sage Research Methods (presented by vendor)

Explore the world of research! Learn to use the SRM project planner and methods map to create your own best original research.

EndNote Optimization Strategies

Customize citation styles, edit parenthetical citations, and sync multiple devices.

Introduction to 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.

November Workshops

Going Deep into Databases

Take a deep dive into database tools like setting filters and using wildcards to help you quickly and efficiently locate articles.

Discovering Demographic and Social Data

Unlock a wealth of demographic and social data to better understand demographic groups, large populations, and pressing social issues.

EndNote Optimization Strategies

Customize citation styles, edit parenthetical citations, and sync multiple devices.

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.

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

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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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   Text us with research and other library-related questions to

                                 316-453-6911

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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.

Although the Reference Desk on the first floor of Ablah Library is currently closed, librarians are available to meet with you in person if needed. 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
   
   Music Library  316-978-3029
  
   Interlibrary Loan  316-978-3167

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