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University Libraries offers a variety of free workshops to support research and teaching at the university. Choose a workshop title to learn more and register.

Classroom and Teaching Tools

Copyright in the Classroom

You'll feel more comfortable using copyrighted material when you know what you can and can’t do. Come explore how to use copyrighted materials in instruction, including posting copyrighted materials to Blackboard. We will also discuss the practical application of "Fair Use" and examine how the library can assist you with posting materials for your class.

Presenter: Tucker Taylor

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Open Educational Resources

Are you concerned about the rising costs of textbooks? Has the performance of your students been affected by their ability to purchase course materials?

This workshop is designed to help USC faculty, as well as graduate students who teach, discover and evaluate free and low-cost materials for use in the classroom.

Presenters: Tucker Taylor and Amie Freeman

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Research Support Workshops

Data Management Planning and DMPTool

Is a Data Management Plan required to obtain funding for your research? Would you like to plan for the management of your research data to make life easier down the road? Learn about Data Management Plans and get hands-on experience using DMPTool, an online wizard for creating DMPs that meet specific funder requirements.

Presenter: Stacy Winchester

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Promoting Your Research: Retaining Your Rights as an Author and Avoiding Predatory Publishers

Did you know that when you publish in traditional journals, you are typically required to transfer your copyright to the publisher? The publisher then decides how you may share your research with colleagues, students and others. Learn how to scrutinize publication agreements, negotiate your rights to make your research more widely available, and find publishers with unrestrictive copyright policies.

Presenters: Amie Freeman and Stacy Winchester

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Citation Management Tools

Getting Started with EndNote

This workshop is for individuals who have purchased a subscription to EndNote. You will learn how to import resources from PubMed and other databases, locate full-text articles, organize your references, and create bibliographies using the Cite While You Write tool. 

Bring your laptop with EndNote and your questions.

Presenter: Kristina Schwoebel

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Introduction to Zotero

Organize your research with Zotero and you’ll never have to track down a missing source again! Zotero lets you save and edit citation information, save files and create bibliographies right from your browser. It even works with Word to incorporate citations into the text of your paper. Learn the basics of this free tool including setting up a library, collecting citations and citing as you go in Word.

Bring your laptop for hands-on practice. Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera browser required.

Presenters: Marilee Birchfield and Kathy Snediker

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