Spring 2024 Events

Tuesday, February 20 – Conducting Literature 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. Students will also have a chance to meet with subject librarians for area-specific guidance. This session is open to all doctoral students.

When: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Central Time

Location: Click here to register; Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the event.

Thursday, February 22 – Writing Literature Reviews

In this session, we partner with the Writers Workshop to cover the writing process of a literature review. This session is open to all doctoral students. 

When: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Central Time

Location: Click here to register; Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the event.

Thursday, February 22 – Doctoral Student Mixer

Please join us for a potluck and a chance to meet the DRSP team and your fellow doctoral students. All are welcome to bring a dish. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here to register.

When: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Central Time

Location: Main Library, Main Reading Room (Lit/Languages Library), Room 200

Thursday, February 29 – Writing With AI

Led by Mary Ton, Assistant Professor & Digital Humanities Librarian, and Michael Curtin, Innovation Coordinator at the Office of the CIO
Artificial Intelligence is rapidly changing the way that we write and research. But how do these tools work? And how can we use them effectively and ethically in our scholarship? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore how tools like ChatGPT, Microsoft Copilot, and UIUC.chat can help you brainstorm topics, craft titles and abstracts, create outlines, and copyedit. Along the way, we’ll discuss how AI works, its limitations, data privacy concerns, and publishers’ AI policies. There will be plenty of room for experimentation and questions!

When: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Central Time

Location: Click here to register; Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the event.