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Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: A Virtual Summer Workshop Series.

Tuesday, June 9, 2:00 PM
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Welcome to the workshop series! Get to Know Your Libraries and Pratt Graduate Communications Center is the first of eight workshops in the Keep Calm and Do Research: A Virtual Summer Workshop Series.

This session is designed to give you a gentle overview of the Duke University Libraries' online resources, services available during COVID-19, and unique services available at the Pratt GCC. Keep calm while learning search tips to streamline remote access and research.

* This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We’ll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting.

Michelle M. Campbell, Ph.D., is a Communications Consultant for Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. She teaches writing classes, facilitates workshops, and works one-on-one with engineering graduate students in the Pratt Graduate Communications Center. Dr. Campbell earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University, where she taught oral and written communications for graduate students and served as the Graduate Writing Workshop Coordinator for the Purdue Writing Lab.

Sarah Park is the Librarian for Engineering and Computer Science at Duke University. She assists faculty, students, and staff with research through classroom instruction and research consultations and collaborates with other librarians and faculty to ensure that the library’s collection supports the curriculum and research needs in those subject areas. She studied Library and Information Science and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwest Missouri State University.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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ONLINE - The empowered author: evaluating publishers, negotiating contracts, and navigating the scholarly publishing ecosystem

Friday, June 12, 2:00 PM
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This event will be offered virtually due to Duke's Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines. Information about how to participate via Zoom will be sent to all registrants via email before the event. A Duke NetID is required. Please contact scholarworks@duke.edu with any questions.

When you’re getting started as an author, it can feel like someone else is setting all the rules and that the way things work now is the way it has always been. But current scholarly publishing models have only been around for the past couple of decades, and authors have more agency than they often assume. This is a workshop about the process of being an author, about getting published and getting the rewards of being published, while sharing the benefits of your research with as broad an audience as possible. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on activities you will learn about methods to:

  • evaluate publishers, avoiding “predatory” journals and scams,
  • analyze and negotiate publication contracts, and
  • increase the reach of your work outside of traditional publications.

This workshop is eligible for 2 hours of Graduate School RCR credits.

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Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Expand your research with SciFinder and PubMed

Tuesday, June 16, 2:00 PM
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Expand your research by using SciFinder and PubMed, two interdisciplinary databases covering topics in biomedical engineering, materials sciences, medicine, toxicology, and pharmacology. This workshop will introduce you to advanced searching using the powerful search features of SciFinder such as structure searching, searching by registry number, narrowing results by physical property parameters, and finding patents associated with a material followed by a quick demonstration of the updated PubMed.

If you would like to follow along, new users should create a SciFinder account before the workshop. Information on creating accounts can be found at https://guides.library.duke.edu/chemistry

* This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We’ll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting.

Jodi Psoter is the Librarian for Chemistry and Statistical Science for Duke University Libraries. She teaches students, faculty, and staff how to make information research more effective and the process more efficient using library resources. Jodi has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Library Science from Southern CT State University.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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ONLINE: "Shaping Your Professional Identity Online" RCR Graduate Student Workshop

Wednesday, June 17, 3:00 PM
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The digital world allows us to connect in ever increasing ways. As an early career scholar these connections can provide you with both opportunities and challenges. This workshop is designed to help you consider the best ways to navigate how you want to present yourself online. We will discuss topics such as what to share and how to share, the ethical issues involved, and how to maintain the right balance of privacy. We will also examine some steps you can take, such as creating a profile on Google Scholar, creating a Google alert for your name, creating an ORCID ID, interacting professionally on Twitter, and creating an online portfolio. You will receive RCR credit for attending.

This event will be offered virtually due to Duke's Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines. Information about how to participate via Zoom will be sent to all registrants via email before the event. A Duke NetID is required.

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ONLINE: Low Maintenance Book Club: Big Books Edition reads David Copperfield, Part 3

Tuesday, June 23, 12:00 PM
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They say go big or go home--we’re doing both! Duke University Libraries Low Maintenance Book Club goes online to present the Big Books Edition. We’re reading those hefty novels that you always meant to get around to, but….

Over three monthly meetings, we’ll discuss Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield (just in time to watch The Personal History of David Copperfield, starring Dev Patel). The third meeting will take place on Zoom, Tuesday, June 23rd, noon-1pm EST and cover chapters 44 through 64.

Electronic copies of David Copperfield can be found through Duke University Libraries and most public libraries.

Although the readings are longer, the low maintenance attitude is the same. We’re all dealing with a lot right now! Join as you like, discuss as much as you want--or just hang out and enjoy the company. Everyone is welcome. Just RSVP so we know how many to expect, and we’ll send out a Zoom link the morning of the meeting.

We hope you’ll join us!

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Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Speed dating with Literature Reviews

Tuesday, June 23, 2:00 PM
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In this workshop, participants will learn about various kinds of literature reviews (but not all 18 types!) as well as tips and techniques for writing your own.

* This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We’ll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting.

Michelle M. Campbell, Ph.D., is a Communications Consultant for Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. She teaches writing classes, facilitates workshops, and works one-on-one with engineering graduate students in the Pratt Graduate Communications Center. Dr. Campbell earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University, where she taught oral and written communications for graduate students and served as the Graduate Writing Workshop Coordinator for the Purdue Writing Lab.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Q and A with Dr. Stefan Zauscher

Tuesday, June 30, 2:00 PM
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In this session, we will hear from one of the leading researchers at Duke, Dr. Stefan Zauscher, to learn about his research practices and tips. Dr. Zauscher has published over 177 articles in the top journals indexed in the Web of Science since 1996. Along the way, he has mentored and supervised many theses and dissertations over two decades at Duke.

Please leave your questions for him in the comment box. We will pass them along to him before the workshop begins.

* This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We’ll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting.

Stefan Zauscher, Ph.D., is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemistry at Duke University. He also serves as the Director of the Duke Materials Initiative, leading a collaborative community of innovative and transformative materials scientists and engineers in their interdisciplinary endeavors. His lab (Zauscher lab) research lies at the intersection of surface and colloid science, polymer materials engineering, and biointerface science. These broad inquiries deal with fundamental behaviors of soft-wet materials on surfaces and interfaces. Dr. Zauscher joined Duke University in 2000 upon receiving his Ph.D. in Materials Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Synthesizing All the Literature: A Practical Overview of Systematic Search Methods

Tuesday, July 14, 2:00 PM
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This workshop will help participants learn about the systematic review method and understand the key tools and steps involved in conducting a systematic search of the literature.

* This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We’ll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting.

Hannah Rozear is the global health librarian at Duke University. She consults with graduate students and faculty at Duke engaged in systematic reviews in the health sciences.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Organize your research with Endnote

Tuesday, July 21, 2:00 PM
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Want to know a secret for managing hundreds of citations? Join us at this workshop to learn the powerful features of EndNote, the most heavily used citation management software in the sciences. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create an Endnote library, fill it with citations, connect to the libraries to add PDFs, and automatically create a bibliography. Bonus: We will show you how to Cite While You Write by connecting Endnote with Word!

Please install Endnote before the session by downloading at https://software.duke.edu/node/75.


* This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We’ll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting.

Jodi Psoter is the Librarian for Chemistry and Statistical Science for Duke University Libraries. She teaches students, faculty, and staff how to make information research more effective and the process more efficient using library resources. Jodi has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Library Science from Southern CT State University.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Publishing with IEEE

Tuesday, July 28, 2:00 PM
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In this workshop, we will focus on publishing technical papers with IEEE. The presenter, Tiffany McKerahan, IEEE Manager, Author Engagement & Support, will provide guidance on everything from how the IEEE publishing process works to submitting a manuscript and time-saving techniques for authors. Attendees will learn:

  • Strategies to select an appropriate IEEE periodical or conference
  • How successful IEEE authors structure quality work to improve their chances of being accepted
  • Insights into what editors look for in a submission and why editors and reviewers reject papers
  • Tools & resources to help authors through the publishing process including IEEE's Author Center, Publication Recommender, Graphics Checker, and Reference Preparation Assistant

* This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We’ll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting.

Tiffany McKerahan has been active in scientific journal publishing for 15 years. In her current role as IEEE's Manager of Author Engagement & Support, she focuses on the development and implementation of author tools, processes, procedures, and communications intended to support IEEE authors. Throughout her career, Tiffany has focused on improving the publishing experience for the author and outreaching to the scientific community through initiatives such as author workshops, reviewer mentorship programs, and the co-authorship of publishing ethics guidelines. Tiffany has served on industry committees and working groups at the American Association of Publishers and the National Information Standards Organization.

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Introduction to Copyright for Software Developers

Tuesday, August 4, 2:00 PM
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In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of copyright ownership and will understand how to identify the copyrightable aspects of software. They will identify licensing terms and practice identifying reliable sources of information on copyright ownership. While this is not a substitute for legal advice or a primer on commercialization, participants will learn how to understand the basics of software ownership and their rights and obligations as software developers.

* This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We’ll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting.

Arnetta Girardeau is the Copyright and Information Policy Consultant at Duke University Libraries. She is the libraries’ first point of contact for copyright and related law questions and consultations and conducts outreach and education on copyright and connected issues. She is a Duke alum (MA, Cultural Anthropology), and is also a graduate of Florida State (MSLIS), UNC School of Law (JD), and Harvard (AB, History).

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

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