Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 2-25-2020

Hot Topics: Vaping Guide, Citation Manager Workshops, Writing a Research Abstract & Creating Effective Research Posters

In this issue

  1. Hot Topics: Vaping Guide
  2. Citation Manager Workshops
  3. Writing a Research Abstract & Creating Effective Research Posters

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1. Hot Topics: Vaping Guide

Vaping and electronic cigarettes have become popular topics of discussion in recent news as concerns grow about the rapid increase in usage, and the possible related health issues.

Published by the Reference and Information Literacy Department at Fogler Library, Hot Topics: Vaping provides introductory information, news articles, statistics, and other resources that may be helpful to anyone researching the topic.

2. Citation Manager Workshops

Large research projects, especially theses and dissertations, involve extensive use of a variety of publications. Citation managers can be a big help on this side of the research process.

This semester, Fogler Library will host both general citation management workshops and workshops focused on specific citation managers. The dates and times are:

  • Citation Manager Workshop, Thursday, February 27, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Citation Manager Workshop, Monday, March 2,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Zotero Workshop, Tuesday, March 3, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Mendeley Workshop, Monday, March 9, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Mendeley Workshop, Thursday, March 26, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Zotero Workshop, Wednesday, April 1, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

3. Writing a Research Abstract & Creating Effective Research Posters

If you have students participating in the UMaine Student Symposium, the following workshops presented by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fogler Library may be helpful.

At “Writing a Research Abstract” on March 4, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, participants will learn how to perfect a research abstract (with an emphasis on the UMaine Student Symposium’s guidelines).

At “Creating Effective Research Posters” on March 11, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, participants will learn tips and tricks for effectively presenting research via a poster.