Leaves will be dropping and so are Autumn Workshops@Hirsh! Our  workshops will be focusing on exactly the skills you need to embark on your research, whether it be the first required paper for your course or a much anticipated grant application.

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

Approaching the Literature Review – September 6, 2023

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.
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Data Management Essentials for Grants – September 13, 2023

Description: Managing your data before you begin your research and throughout its life cycle is essential to ensure its current usability and long-run preservation and access.
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

PubMed: An Introduction – September 20, 2023

Description: This workshop will introduce you to PubMed, the world’s premiere biomedical literature database.  We will review the content of this database, planning and executing a search strategy, narrowing search results, finding full-text, and exporting results to a citation management program.
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

JumboSearch: Your Gateway to Library Resources at Tufts – September 27, 2023

Description: In this workshop, you will learn how to use JumboSearch, Tufts Libraries’ discovery tool. JumboSearch is your gateway to full-text articles, books, theses and dissertations, videos, music, images, and more!
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Time:2:00pm – 3:00pm

Zotero: The Basics – October 4, 2023

Description: This session will introduce you to Zotero, a free citation management tool. Attendees will learn about and practice:

  • Adding references to a Zotero library from websites, article databases, and PDFs
  • Generating in-text citations and bibliographies in Word documents
  • Setting up Zotero groups to share references with collaborators

While this session is for beginners–no previous experience required!–it’s helpful for attendees to download and install Zotero in advance.
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Which Review is Right for You? How to Select Your Literature Review Project – October 11, 2023

Description: Systematic, narrative, scoping… oh my! This workshop will provide an introduction to various types of scientific literature review projects and help you decide which is the best fit for your own research. Open to researchers of all experience levels.
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

EndNote: the Basics – October 18, 2023

Description: This one-hour session will introduce you to the basics of using the citation management program EndNote.   EndNote allows you to create a library of references, attach and read PDFs, and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in Word documents.  This session is for beginners – no previous experience required!
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Open Access Publishing Support @Tufts – October 25, 2023

Description: Ready to publish, but short on funds to make it a reality?  In honor of Open Access Week, we’ll spotlight the different ways Tufts supports and sustains open access and other forms of publishing.  The library’s here to help broaden your research reach!
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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