Research Workshops

Currently enrolled UMKC students are invited to register for any of the following workshops.

To register: click on the name of the workshop, select the date/time, and fill out the form below with your information.
Faculty members: to request library instruction for your class, please see our Library Instruction page.

General:

Whether you're new to UMKC or just having trouble starting your research paper, these research workshops are essential to your success.

Library Research (using the databases)

Citation Management:

Learn how to organize and format your citations with the click of a button.

EndNote Web Basics
Zotero Basics

Just for Graduate Students:

Graduate school brings new challenges and demands. Bolster your talents with a workshop designed specifically for you.

How to Expand your Research with WorldCat
How to Write a Literature Review
Conducting Interdisciplinary Research
How to Do a Poster Presentation

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Subject librarians are available to correspond via email or meet for an individual consultation. If you need help in a specific subject, contact a subject librarian:

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Library Research (using the databases)

Discover how to find articles and books online that you won't find using Google. UMKC Libraries helps you find sources for academic research through many online databases; let us show you how to use them and become a pro. (60 min.)

Location:Meets in Room 114 on the first floor of Miller Nichols Library.

Registration required. Select an option from this list then fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

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EndNote Web Basics

EndNote Web is a web-based tool for organizing your research. It allows you to import catalog and database references directly into your own personal bibliographies and automatically format works cited, footnotes and endnotes in standard styles (MLA, APA, etc.) (60 min.)

Location: Meets in Room 114 on the first floor of Miller Nichols Library.

Registration required. Select an option from this list then fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

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Zotero Basics

Learn how to organize your research by using a browser-based tool called Zotero. The workshop will get you set up, show you the basics of adding to and maintaining your own database of references, and show you how to automatically create bibliographies in your desired style (APA, MLA, etc). (60 min.)

Location: Meets in Room 114 on the first floor of Miller Nichols Library.

Registration required. Select an option from this list then fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

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How to Expand your Research with WorldCat

Find research materials in local libraries and around the world. Learn how to gain access to materials, no matter where they are. (60 min.)

Location: Meets in Room 114 on the first floor of Miller Nichols Library.

Registration required. Select an option from this list then fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

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How to Write a Literature Review

Writing a literature review is an important skill for doing advanced research. This workshop will help you become a more skillful scholar. (60 min.)

Location: Meets in Room 114 on the first floor of Miller Nichols Library.

Registration required. Select an option from this list then fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

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Conducting Interdisciplinary Research

If you're having trouble researching in an unfamiliar field, come learn some techniques you can use to gain familiarity and advance your research. (60 min.)

Location: Meets in Room 114 on the first floor of Miller Nichols Library.

Registration required. Select an option from this list then fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

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How to Do a Poster Presentation

Poster presentations are widely used in professional activities in and after graduate school. At this workshop, you'll learn how to make an effective poster presentation that will attract an audience at any event. (60 min.)

Location: Meets in Room 114 on the first floor of Miller Nichols Library.

Registration required. Select an option from this list then fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

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