The Graduate School has partnered with the University Libraries to offer virtual office hours for graduate students seeking assistance with their dissertations and theses. Staff are available to assist in areas including, but not limited to, the following:
- Submittal deadlines
- Formatting questions
- Publishing options (traditional, open access)
- Reuse of copyrighted/previously published materials (journal articles, images)
- UAlbany online repository (Scholars Archive)
- Reuse of social media content (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Graduate students can register for available sessions using the links below:
July 15th Wednesday 11am
July 23rd Thursday 3pm
July 29th Wednesday 11am
August 6th Thursday 3pm
August 12th Wednesday 11am
August 20th Thursday 3pm
The University Libraries offers free 1 – ½ hour workshops on video editing, research strategies, and more. Below are workshops of interest to graduate students. The schedule and registration are here. Walk-ins are welcome. These topics may be available by appointment.
Contact: Regina Testa, (518)442-3608, or email@example.com.
Introduction to Zotero – a free powerful tool to manage, organize, and cite documents. Users will easily save citation information while searching the Web. Learn how to install Zotero, add and organize citations, and create a bibliography and in-text citations.
Citation Literacy - explore the value of citations in scholarship, including how to read citations strategically, how to protect citation integrity in your work, and ways to incorporate citation organization into research and writing practice. The role of proper citation practices in academic integrity will also be discussed! This will also be an opportunity for students to set up ORCid accounts and discuss ways to boost research impact.
Maximizing Your Research Impact - Academics who publish (or hope to publish) scholarly research find measuring the impact and influence of their work helps others understand its value within one’s department, institution, even throughout the discipline. Learn how to generate unique author identifiers using ORCID and Researcher ID, and how they are used. Discover indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor, the h-index, and altmetrics, and their significance. Issues like choosing the best journal for your research, and scholarly networking through tools such as Mendeley are also discussed.