When it comes to your thesis, dissertation, or other degree-fulfilling project, there’s a lot to consider and a lot to do. The library has created a new webpage providing links to various resources you may need along the way, such as to help you find other people’s theses, select a citation management tool, develop a data management plan, design a research study, search for articles on your topic, utilize images and figures, manage copyright, and more! Whether you’re at the planning, researching, writing, or submitting phase, we can assist, so check it out!
During the month of February, Hirsh Library will be offering a 4-part ‘boot camp’ for students undertaking a thesis, Capstone or ALE project.
Workshops are held on Tuesday 9-10am and then repeated on Wednesdays 4-5pm. Workshops are held in Sackler 510.
Registration for in-person sessions is encouraged: http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/services/open-workshops
Please select the “Register” link if you would like to attend the workshop remotely via WebEx.
Approaching the Literature Review
This workshop is the first a 4-workshop ‘boot camp’ for students undertaking a thesis, Capstone or ALE project. 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.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Citation Tools: An Overview
Citation management tools help you manage the research process. These tools allow you to store and organize references, as well as automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles, such as APA and AMA. They store PDFs, allow you to share references with others, and so much more! Learn about your options among four major citation managers: RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley. This workshop will provide an overview of these tools to inform your decisions on which tool is best for you.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Fact or Fiction: Copyright and Your Thesis
Various aspects of creating your thesis or dissertation may involve copyright. Whether you are incorporating other people’s content, such as graphs or images, reusing some of your own work, publishing all or part of your thesis content, there are copyright considerations that can seem challenging and daunting to address. This workshop will provide guidance in navigating the questions and decisions that come up during the thesis and dissertation process around your rights and the rights of others.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
We will survey and search image collections licensed by Tufts and in the public domain. We will also discuss options for storage, display, and citing sources.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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