Welcome to the Digital Sciences Lib Guide. In this guide, you will find useful information about library resources and other academic related information that will help you succeed in your program here at Kent State University and beyond.
Digital Sciences @ Kent State
The Digital Science Program was started as an independent and Interdisciplinary program in that it was not affiliated with any of the university's colleges and drew faculty from various colleges on campus. Since Fall 2016, the school is now part of the College of Communication and Information, but is still interdisciplinary. Students in the Digital Sciences program are permitted to take classes from other programs as part of their major.
Walk-in Advising- MTWR 2-3pm. Please visit the Digital Sciences website for more information on Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Advising or send an inquiry email to : DSAdvising@kent.edu
New! Walk-in Research Help with a Librarian- Get help with Finding articles, Avoiding Plagiarism, Citations etc. Come to the library during the office hours below (ask at the Reference Desk ) or send an email to make an appointment.
Peggy Nzomo (Global Education Librarian)- Thursdays 2pm- 4pm- or email: email@example.com
Trevor Watkins (Science Librarian)- Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am-11am- or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching Databases & Google Scholar
This workshop covers how to search databases and Google scholar. The workshop will explore how to choose appropriate databases for your research and how to search these databases. Students will learn how to develop effective search strategies, enabling them to find the most relevant, useful resources. It will be offered on the dates and times below during the Fall semester. Please register online at: http://training.kent.edu/courses.php
Monday October 2, 2017 - 9:15am-10:30am- RM 152 Main Library
Monday October 30, 2017- 5:15pm - 6:30pm- RM 152 Main Library
You may also access additional information on your own through the following links:
Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL): Writing in North American Higher Education context: A primer for International students.
This website is an introduction to the basics of academic writing for non-native speakers of English, who are also new to American colleges and universities.
Avoiding Plagiarism & Citation Basics
The Avoiding plagiarism section will cover definitions of plagiarism, the University policy on Plagiarism, and will teach strategies on how to avoid plagiarism, while the Citation Basics part will explore the different citation styles (mainly APA and MLA) and will also teach how to write your reference list or Bibliography. You will be given an opportunity to attend other sessions or to get extra help as needed. Please register online at: http://training.kent.edu/courses.php. This workshop will be offered on the following dates during the fall semester:
Thursday September 21, 2017 - 2:15pm- 3:30pm- Main Library RM 152
Monday October 9, 2017- 2:15pm- 2:30pm- Main Library RM 152
Friday October 20, 2017- 10:50am- 12:05pm- Main Library RM 152
Useful additional information on plagiarism and Citation Basics can be accessed through the following links:
MLA & APA Workshops
Workshops that cover each of the citation styles in detail will be offered on the following dates:
Tuesday September 26- 2:15pm-3:30pm- Main Library Room 152
Thursday October 19 - 2:15pm-3:30pm- Main Library RM 152
Friday, September 29- 2:15pm-3:30pm- Main Library RM 152
Thursday, October 26- 5:15pm-6:30pm- Main Library RM 152
Additional information on the citation styles can be obtained thru the following links:
Organize your research! Citation Managers (Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote ) can help you: Organize citations & pdfs · Create instant bibliographies · Create a personal database of sources you have found · Format papers with in-text citations and bibliographies · Share your database with others · and more…. This workshop will be offered on the following dates:
Thursday September 9, 2017, 10:50am- 12:05pm- Main Library RM 152
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:15-6:30pm- Main Library RM 152
Register online at:http://training.kent.edu/courses.php
A full schedule for GPAD workshops will be announced in early Fall. Students who attend at least three GPAD workshops during the semester will receive a "GPAD Certificate of Participation" that can be added to a CV or resume. All workshops are free to attend and refreshments will be served.
Questions? Please contact Kyle Reynolds at email@example.com or 330-672-1466..
2018 Symposium: APRIL 19-20, 2018
Kent Student Center
The annual Graduate Research Symposium has grown to be the largest annual research event on campus, consistently hosting more than 300 individual presentations for the past three years! The event itself features oral and poster presentations by graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines. Faculty serve as judges for groups of presentations sharing similar themes or representing common areas of study. The Symposium is concluded with an awards luncheon which features a keynote address and presentation of awards to exemplary presenters.
Please contact Elizabeth Melick at firstname.lastname@example.org about the 2018 Symposium.
For information about previous years' events, please see Past Symposia page.
The next symposium will be April 5, 2018. Abstracts will be accepted from Nov. 1, 2017 to Feb. 15, 2018. All research, scholarly work, or creative activity must be completed in collaboration with a faculty or graduate student mentor.
Benefits of the symposium
Participate in an academically enriching experience
Build your professional resume
Win cash awards for exemplary presentations
Not participating? That's OK — Come support your classmates,
and learn more about student research opportunities. Earn FLASHPerks!
Learn more at : https://www.kent.edu/student_research/undergraduate-research-symposium or send an email to email@example.com or contact the Student Research Director Ann Gosky, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 330-672-0837.
CHECK BACK IN SPRING 2018 FOR THE NEXT RESEARCH TOOLS WORKSHOP
Join us for a workshop on Research tools
Date: Thursday Jan 19th, 6-8pm
Place: Kent State University Library- First Floor- Quiet Study area
Prepare for upcoming symposia while you mingle with other student researchers.
* This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Research, KSU Libraries, Graduate Student Senate and Undergraduate Student Government.
Visit the Office of Student Research website to learn about more events:
The SURE program funds promising undergraduate researchers for eight weeks over the summer to engage in faculty-supervised research. The SURE program will support students with a $2,800 stipend and on-campus housing if needed. Faculty are provided with a $400 stipend to offset the cost of supplies/materials necessary for the research.
June 12, 2017- August 4, 2017
Submit Applications from January 23- March 1, 2017.
Sponsored by: Research and Sponsored Programs and Office of the President
Date: This event took place on:Thursday, January 26th, 6pm-8pm
Venue: Library Fab 4th- Main Library (4th Floor)
Free Food: Come join other incoming international students and their families and socialize over dinner.
Socialize: Come and make new friends and learn about other cultures from around the world.
Advice/ Experiences: Come and hear a panel of 4 international students talk about their experiences at KSU.
Academics: Come and hear about library services and how we can help you succeed in your studies.
Register online at: http://bit.ly/Jan26IntStuRec