A half-day workshop for graduate students and other advanced researchers in the behavioral and social sciences.
The Savvy Researcher: Boot Camp for the Behavioral and Social Sciences:
10:00am - 11:00am
Debate your friends with the power of knowledge behind you. This workshop will feature an overview of key library resources that provide a foundation for conducting research in the behavioral and social sciences. Relevant information resources will be explored to address hot topic issues relevant to research. Workshop participants will leave knowing how to effectively use the library's resources to understand the everyday issues that affect them and their peers.
Conducting a Literature Review in the Behavioral and Social Sciences:
11:20 am-12:20 pm
Description: Knowing how to conduct a literature review using effective search strategies is one of the core skills required for researchers across disciplines. This workshop is designed for students in the Behavioral and Social Sciences to learn how to locate and search relevant information from databases, journals, and books, track citation chains, keep current, and organize the references.
Conducting Research Using US Census Data
12:40 pm-1:40 pm
This workshop will provide an overview of the various surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, such as the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, the Economic Census and others. Methods for finding, extracting, and analyzing Census data will also be explored. The tools and resources showcased include: American FactFinder, Social Explorer, ICPSR, and the Historical Census Browser from the University of Virginia.
Government Information Research:
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
This session will introduce participants to U.S. government resources from both the legislative and executive branches of government. Library resources to be covered in this session will include ProQuest Congressional and the new GovInfo.gov for bills and laws, House and Senate documents, and committee reports and hearings, on some of the major issues of U.S. politics and government.