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Graduate Student Boot Camp

Invitation: Calling all graduate students! The UM Libraries are here to help you! Come to our two days of Graduate Student Boot Camp Oct 25-26.

Thu
25
Oct
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The schedule for the Graduate Student Bootcamp is as follows: 

Thursday, October 25th
8:00-8:45 · Interlibrary Loan and Finding Books in the Libray (106E)
                   Do you need help finding items in our Libraries? This session will explain                       our LC classification system, document delivery, patron initiated                                     purchases, and Interlibrary Loan. Participants will better understand how                       to use our system to get the resources they need.
                · Stress and Surviving Graduate School (106D)
                  
All graduate students have stress but, it not managed, it can become                              overwhelming. This workshop will help you to identify the common causes                      of stress for graduate students and tips for getting through your program                        sane.

9:00-9:45 · Grad Writing Center (106E)
                  
Dr. Mischker’s workshop will highlight the services offered to writers by the                    Graduate Writing Center (GWC), explain how the GWC can help with their                    writing, and discuss the most important aspects of the writing process for                      graduate writers.
                · Social Sciences Research Help (106D) 
                  
If you need help finding the right source for your social sciences research,                      you won’t want to miss this hands-on session. Librarians will be available                      to help you at any stage of the research process, just ask us!

10:00-10:45 · SPSS (106E)
                       
This session will provide a gentle introduction to SPSS for those who                             have always wanted to feel more comfortable with quantitative data. We                         will discuss how to input data, recode variables, and run basic                                         descriptive statistics. No prior SPSS experience is necessary to attend                           this workshop.
                    · Newspaper & Microfilm (106D)
                      
Learn from our experts on finding newspaper content online and also by                        using our microform collection. This hands-on workshop will explore our                        online databases first, followed by a trip to the microform area.

11:00-11:45 · Zotero (106E)
                      
Learn to take the headache out of managing your citations. Zotero is a                          free citation management software that works with your browser to                                capture online metadata, organize sources, and format your                                            bibliographies.
                    · Grad Library Resources (106D)
                      
Get an overview of graduate student services available in the library                              online and in the J.D. Williams Library. Tour of the newly renovated Grad                        Floor included. Got ideas for graduate space and services? Bring them                          to this discussion!
                    · Primary Research (Archives)
                      
Join us in Archives & Special Collections (3rd floor) to learn about                                  discovery tools; how to locate relevant collections and archives for your                          research; how to prepare for an archives visit in order to make the most                         of your time and effort; and how to cite archival material.

Friday, October 26th Schedule: 
8:00-8:45 · Research Profiles (106E, 1st fl)

                  This session will help you create and manage research profiles online that                    make you and your work easier to find for everyone from possible                                  collaborators to future employers.
                · Lit Reviews (106D, 1st fl)
                  This session will help you untangle the literature review portion of your                          papers. From finding appropriate databases, to verifying citations,                                  developing search strategies, and keeping up with your topic in                                      publications, this workshop will guide you to create better lit. reviews. 

9:00-9:45 · Library Resources for Graduate Students (106E)
                  Get an overview of graduate student services available in the library online                    and in the J.D. Williams Library. Tour of the newly renovated Grad Floor                        included. Got ideas for graduate space and services? Bring them to this                        discussion!
                · Google Scholar (106D)
                  Google Scholar is a powerful and easy to use search engine for finding                          scholarly publications, but is there more to it? This session will help you get                    the most out of Scholar and the Libraries collections.

10:00-10:45 · The Basics of Getting Published (106E)
                      This session will cover the basics of the academic publishing process for                        all disciplines, including finding and selecting a journal, navigating the                            peer review process, open access and sharing, and author rights issues.
                    · Humanities Research Help (106D)
                      If you need help finding the right source for your humanities research,                            you won’t want to miss this hands-on session. Librarians will be                                      available to help you at any stage of the research process, just ask us!

11:00-11:45 · Dissertation/Thesis Help (106D)
                      This session will provide information for students getting ready for their                          dissertations and theses. Robin Bourgeois, Assistant to the Dean in the                          Graduate School, will be on hand to help answer all of your questions.

For assistance related to a disability, contact Melissa Dennis: mdennis@olemiss.edu

Event posted by: scurtis1@olemiss.edu