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This guide supplements the "Digital Grad Student: Multimedia Tools for Research and Teaching" workshop hosted by the Graduate Student Government Academic Affairs Committee and the USC Libraries in Fall 2012.
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Introduction

Welcome Graduate and Professional Students!

This guide supplements the "Digital Grad Student: Multimedia Tools for Research and Teaching" workshop hosted by the GSG Academic Affairs Committee and the USC Libraries in Fall 2012.

Browse through the tabs to find tutorials and other help in using QuickSearch, finding full-text and dissertations, and using RefWorks, Zotero, and EndNote at USC.

QuickSearch tab - QuickSearch lets you "find everything from a single search box."  Use QuickSearch to discover credible and reliable library content - digital and print, audio and video, single articles to entire e-journals, and every format in between.  

How to Find the Full Text tab - The Scholars research guide shows you how to track down the full-text of USC's electronic and print resources.

Dissertations tab - The Dissertations research guide shows you how to locate, borrow, and purchase doctoral dissertations.  It also provides information on USC's electronic submission procss and the Graduate School's guidelines.

RefWorks tab - RefWorks is a Web-based citation manager that allows you to import references from text files, web sites or online databases. You can use RefWorks to format a paper and a bibliography in seconds.

Zotero tab - Zotero is a Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It handles a wide variety of materials, including web pages and images.  It's free and easy to use.  

EndNote tab - EndNote and EndNote Web help you import citations directly from databases including PubMed and Web of Science into your online account from saved files of citations. You can link to Times Cited, Related Records, and the full ISI Web of Knowledge record for access to information on a reference article. 

Getting Help tab - This tab lists how to get help from subject librarians at USC and from research guides, what to do when you cannot access an e-resource, and how to find comparisons of research management software.

 

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