Social and Behavioral Sciences Workshops: Workshop Recordings

Resources in support of USC Libraries Social and Behavioral Sciences Workshops

2020 Workshops

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Annotated Bibliographies Workshop

 

Annotated bibliographies are lists of cited sources that include a brief summary. They allow you to explore how different types of sources contribute to the scholarly conversation and understanding of a research problem. They help to strengthen your analytical and evaluative skills. After this online workshop, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate reference sources and their relevancy for your research
  • Identify types of annotations
  • Use the APA citation guide to effectively format your annotated bibliography
Facilitators: Alyssa Brissett & Kelsey Vukic

Search Strategies: Part 1

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This workshop will introduce attendees to academic search strategies using USC Libraries research platforms. We will use keyword searching and search techniques to manipulate our search results.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how to combine keywords for an effective search
  • Know how to use search strategies across different research platforms
  • Understand how to modify results to increase the relevance of research sources

Facilitator: Kelsey Vukic & Alyssa Brissett

APA In-Text Citations 7th Ed.

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This workshop will focus on how to format in-text citations as outlined in the APA Style Guide 7th edition.  Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with a hands-on activity to practice the material covered and ask questions.

After this workshop, you will:

  • Know how to format narrative and parenthetical in-text citations
  • Know how to format direct quotes and block quotes

Facilitator: Kelsey Vukic

APA References 7th Ed.

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This workshop will focus on how to format common reference types as outlined in the APA Style Guide 7th edition.  Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with a hands-on activity to practice the material covered and ask questions.

After this workshop, you will:

  • Know the components necessary to complete a reference
  • Know how to read an APA reference

Facilitator: Kelsey Vukic & Melanee Vicedo

Search Strategies: Part 2

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This workshop will introduce attendees how to search by specific methodology, building on the search strategies introduced during Search Strategies Part 1.  We will also search by citations for known research sources as a technique to expand searching.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand  how to search by methodology
  • Locate resource using citations or publication lists
  • Understand how to expand your search to increase the relevance of research sources

Facilitator: Alyssa Brissett & Kelsey Vukic

Organize Your Research with Citation Managers (RefWorks & Zotero)

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Citation managers, also called reference managers, help you keep track of your research, organize citations and create bibliographies. This workshop will introduce you to the basic features of most citation managers and will highlight two widely-used tools, RefWorks and Zotero.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify citation management tools
  • Organize citations and PDFs in RefWorks or Zotero
  • Create a reference list and citations through the citation manager

Facilitators: Melanee Vicedo & Kelsey Vukic

Advanced Searching: PsycINFO

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This workshop is an advanced overview of APA's PscyINFO database.  Instructor will provide an overview on advanced search techniques and filters, how to utilize tools and features unique to PsycINFO in order to conduct keyword searches.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how to set up article publication alerts
  • Understand how to export citations
  • Understand how to use and locate the thesaurus/subject terms feature

Facilitators: Kelsey Vukic & Alyssa Brissett

 

2019 Workshops

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Title Description

Tracking Research Impact with Bibliometrics

 

Overview of how you can use citation counts to track research impact for individual authors and institutions. Participants will be able to use bibiliometric tools to find and track research impact and identify emerging trends in research.

Facilitators: Alyssa Brissett & Kelsey Vukic

Organize your Research with EndNote Online

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EndNote Online, a web-based citation manager, helps you collect all your citations in one place, store PDFs and stay organized throughout the research and writing process.

Facilitator: Hannah Schilperoort

Organize Your Research with RefWorks

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Refworks, a web-based citation manager allows you to collect all your citations, store PDFs of articles and stay organized throughout the research and writing process.

Facilitator: Melanee Vicedo

Organize Your Research with Zotero

Zotero offers a variety of ways to capture, import and save files. In this workshop you will learn how to collect information on books, journal articles, and websites with a single click and storethem in your Zotero library.

Facilitator: Stacy Williams

APA 6th ed.: Citation and Reference Formatting

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Overview on how to format varying in-text citations and reference sources. Students attending the workshop will be given the opportunity to engage a with hands-on activity to practice the material covered and ask questions.

Facilitator: Kelsey Vukic

#advocacy: Using Twitter to Advocate for Social and Policy Change

 

This webinar will introduce students, particularly in the social and behavioral sciences, to ways we can use Twitter as an advocacy tool. Social media platforms often offer more control, by authors, of the messages sent, more access to the information shared, and more online mobilization of an issue or cause.

Facilitators: Alyssa Brissett & Andy Rutkowski