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Savvy Researcher workshops

Feb 19, 2010

The Savvy Researcher series, co-sponsored by the University Library and the Graduate College, continues in week 5 (February 22-26) with a focus on scholarly communication.  

Practical Copyright: Considerations for Teaching and Research
    You're writing a thesis or preparing to teach your course, but you have a lot of concerns about being ethical and abiding by copyright law. Please remember that librarians cannot give you advice regarding copyright issues, but we can steer you in the right direction to find answers to your questions.

Understanding Open Access
    Are you wondering what the fuss is about open access? The movement for open access to publications - that is, publications that are freely and openly available to anyone to access - has been steadily gaining momentum. Come to this workshop to learn about open access journals as well as self-archiving your work into a repository such as Illinois' IDEALS (

Journal Impact Factors: A Tool to Help Identify Key Research in Your Field
    Most frequently used in the sciences, and to some extent in the social sciences, impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" published in a given scholarly journal has been cited. Use this to your advantage when you decide where to publish your research.

Your Research Rights: Ownership Awareness to Maximize the Impact
    You're going to be published - congratulations! Come to this session and learn about what your rights as an author are and how to negotiate with publishers for the rights that you need to retain.

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