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You're in Good Company: 3rd Annual Mini-Conference for Graduate Students in the Humanities, Aug. 23, 2016

Being held Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Kopolow Business Library in Simon Hall. Prior registration required.

Four tech session options

The tech sessions feature tools for conducting, organizing and managing research such as academic search tools, citation management, collaborative and individual cloud based writing notebooks, and writing software. Zotero is a reference manager that automatically saves key citation information, such as author and journal title, to a personal library and generates bibliographies. Evernote and OneNote are online notebooks which can be shared or simply used as a space to write and organize notes. Scrivener is a fee-based writing software famous among writers of all sorts for its innovative interface, which can organize a manuscript by chapters as well as create and compare several draft edits of one work. Primo is Washington University Libraries' new search tool and provides one-stop access to the Libraries’ collections.

All featured technologies are free except for Scrivener, which is $40 USD.  Additionally, some of the technologies have extra features for a fee. During the conference, participants will be able to try these technologies for free.

Participants will be able to attend one tech session only during the mini-conference.

  • Session 1: Citation Management Tools: Advanced Zotero Skills

    You've already set up a personal Zotero library and want to know how to get more out of this citation/reference manager? In this session we delve into the Zotero forums and also introduce you to some associated apps.

  • Session 2: Introduction to Online Notebooks: Evernote & OneNote

    Evernote is an online notebook featuring a webclipper browser extension allowing you to capture everything you see online, from an entire web page view or just clipping an image. Evernote can also search scanned images which have words into searchable texts.   Evernote can be configured as a Journal Current Awareness System.

    Microsoft’s OneNote online notebook has very similar capabilities like Evernote but does include some subscription service only features. 

  • Session 3 : Writing app: Scrivener
  • A fee based writing app which has allows editing or, ‘scrivening’ by temporarily combining individual documents into a single text, allowing you view and edit different sections of a manuscript. Includes a fully-featured outliner to plan first and write later, or write first and use the outliner to make sense of a first draft. Often called the best thing for writers since the word processor.
  • Session 4: Search like a Pro: Google, Classic Catalog & Primo
  • Learn some new techniques that will help you to search Google like a pro! We will also take you on a guided tour of the search options on the library website, including Primo, the libraries' latest search tool that searches across hundreds of catalogs, indexes, and databases and enables users to create an annotated e-Shelf for search results.