Grad Student Summer Camp

- Zoom
Open to:
  • Current Graduate Students
Grad Student Summer Camp

Join us each Wednesday from 7/6 - 8/3 where we will cover a different topic that will help you with your research needs. Register for all 5 or choose the ones that interest you the most. Read the descriptions below and click the link to register. See you at camp! 


July 6th: Getting Started

Sure you can jump right into searching databases, but taking a few minutes to get yourself organized will save you time and headaches in the future! This session will cover generating keywords, understanding subject headings, using Boolean operators to their fullest, where to get help, and more! 


July 13th: Database Searching 

In this session, we will cover how to find the right database for your research, tips on how best to use them, what you can find in an article record, and how to save your work. You can expect an in-depth explanation of keyword searching, utilizing limiters, tips on discovering more resources on your topic, and more.  


July 20th: Evaluating Sources 

It can be hard to tell what information on the internet is legit - fake news, misinformation, and conspiracy can lurk in every corner. This session will demonstrate how to evaluate what you find, from Facebook posts to academic journal articles, so you have confidence in the accuracy of your sources. These skills will prepare learners for academic research and information gathering in their daily lives. 


July 27th: APA Workshop

Need help with APA citation style? In this interactive workshop you will learn basic and advanced forms for APA 7th Edition citation style. You will also receive valuable resources to guide you in the future. 


August 3rd: RefWorks & Zotero 

Citation management tools like RefWorks and Zotero can help you keep your research organized as well as help with learning APA citation style. This session will walk you through the subscription tool RefWorks and the free tool, Zotero and cover what they are, how to set up your account, how to import citations, and how to generate reference lists. 


Contact Info

Kayla Van Osten

Research and Instruction Librarian/Assistant Archivist