Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is the month of love – and you are going to fall in love with February Workshops@Hirsh!!!!

February Workshops@Hirsh have a special focus on research projects, such as theses and dissertations. We will be reviewing everything from how to approach the literature review, to exploring copyright issues for theses/dissertations, and to how to format your theses/dissertation.

And because we love you , we have a very special workshops presented by Christine Smith, the Health Sciences Writing Consult, on personal statements. This one is not to be missed!

Workshops are held on Wednesdays from 2-3pm via Zoom, unless otherwise noted. Registration for workshops is required. A Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants.
Click on the workshop link to learn more about the workshop and to register .

Please note that workshops are open to only Tufts-affiliated individuals.

Approaching the Lit Review
Date:     Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Time:     2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/10104549?hs=a
Description: In this workshop, students will learn how to approach the literature review. Topics covered include database selection, devising effective search techniques, limiting articles to relevant study-types, and tools for keeping track of results.

Beyond PubMed: Scopus and Web of Science
Date:     Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Time:     2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/10110657?hs=a
Description: Learn why Scopus and Web of Science are worth adding to your search toolkit. In addition to extensive coverage of the biomedical literature these databases are a fantastic way to look at journal impact, gain insight into how many times an article has been cited, and identify potential collaborators. This workshop will also compare Web of Science and Scopus to help you decide which database is best for you.

Copyright & Your Thesis
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/10103761
Description: This workshop will provide guidance navigating the various copyright questions and decisions that come up during the capstone, thesis, or dissertation process regarding your rights and the rights of others. Whether you are including other people’s content, such as adapting graphs or images, reusing some of your own work, or publishing all or part of your manuscript before or after submitting, there are copyright considerations that can seem challenging and daunting to address. We’re here to help!

Formatting Your Thesis/Dissertation 
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/10110826
Description: You have not ‘crossed the finish line’ on your thesis or dissertation until it has been properly formatted for submission. Have questions or are unsure what formatting your thesis or dissertation entails? Then, this workshop is for you! In this workshop, we will review the most important elements of a properly formatted thesis or dissertation. We will reviewed using Word to format your manuscript as well as how to use citation management tools to works cited sections, including how to create chapter bibliographies. No matter where you are in the thesis/dissertation process, this is a workshop worth your time.

******SPECIAL EVENT******

Writing Personal Statements Online
Date: Monday, February 27, 2023
Time: 11:000m – 12:00pm
Register: https://tufts.libcal.com/event/10117693
Description: Join us for a special workshop with Christine Smith, MS, RD, a Health Sciences Writing Consultant on the Boston Campus. Christine will provide advice on writing personal statements, as well as her top writing tips. We will also share resources on application writing and interviewing.



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