Spring 2023 Events

Introduction to Information Management for Doctoral Students

Doctoral students interact with vast quantities of information from numerous sources that come in many formats and in various languages. It is a daunting challenge to manage and document information repeatedly and for multiple projects, including doctoral dissertation research, as well as unimagined projects in the distant future – a problem reported by established scholars who find they want to use a source they encountered while working on a past project, but might not have used in the final, published version, and can no longer precisely identify. In this session, we will review different types of citations and participants will learn how to choose among various citation management systems. In addition, instructors will discuss note-taking strategies to curate and store information effectively. This session is open to all doctoral students.

Date: Tuesday, February 14th, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., CDT

Place: Zoom

Conducting Literatures Reviews: Research Strategies for Doctoral Students

In this session, students will learn about general and subject-specific indexing and abstracting resources, search techniques, and interacting with collections held at the University of Illinois and beyond. This session is open to all doctoral students.

Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Place: Zoom (Meeting link will be sent after participant registers)

Writing a Literature Review Workshop

Learn how to do it from the pros: the Writers Workshop will lead this session on composing a literature review. This session will focus on intensive literature reviews for PhD dissertations. 

Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm., CDT

Place: Zoom

Writing in the Social Sciences Workshop

The DRSP Team and the Writers Workshop are hosting Writing in the Disciplines, an online series that connects doctoral students with faculty, journal editors, and publishers to discuss writing styles and skills in specific disciplines. It complements existing services offered by the Writers Workshop as well as resources at the departmental level. These events are open to all current doctoral students.

Flyer for Writing in the Social Sciences Workshop

Date: Friday, February 24th, 2023

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm., CDT

Place: Zoom

Doctoral Student Social Mixer

Please join us for a chance to meet the DRSP team and your fellow doctoral students. We look forward to see you there, at the virtual event, the potluck, or both!

Date: Friday, February 24th, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., CDT

Place: Main Library (Room 106) and Zoom (Meeting link will be sent after participant registers)

Writing in the Life Sciences Workshop

The DRSP Team and the Writers Workshop are hosting Writing in the Disciplines, an online series that connects doctoral students with faculty, journal editors, and publishers to discuss writing styles and skills in specific disciplines. It complements existing services offered by the Writers Workshop as well as resources at the departmental level. These events are open to all current doctoral students.

Date: Friday, April 7th, 2023

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm., CDT

Place: Zoom