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MyResearch - Humanities

This guide accompanies the MyResearch graduate seminar series for the humanities.

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Series Description

MyResearch Module 1: Bibliographic Management

Learn to use Zotero & EndNote : a powerful citation management program that will change the way you do research

MyResearch Module 2: Graduate Research Tool Kit 

Understand and locate different types of information produced at each stage of the research cycle

MyResearch Module 3: Search Strategies & Techniques 

Learn advanced search strategies and techniques to make the best use of specialized resources for your discipline

MyResearch Module 4: Getting Your Research Out 

Learn about issues and trends in scholarly publishing, and gain a better understanding of citation analysis tools and metrics

Learning Objectives

Some of the specialized topics students will encounter in the Humanities sessions include:

  • Setting up Endnote to find full-text for your citations.


  • Expert techniques for article searching in important interdisciplinary databases (Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus) and subject-specific databases (examples include JSTOR, SocINDEX, and PsycINFO).


  • Locating theses with rich bibliographies.


  • Discussions of issues in contemporary scholarly publishing, including open access and copyright issues, and how they impact your research.


  • An introduction to citation metrics at the author, article, and journal levels that will including discussions of the h-index, journal impact factor, and alternative metrics (altmetrics).


  • Tips for identifying core Humanities  journals, professional associations, and opportunities for publishing and funding.

Slides & Handouts

Moduel 1 - MyResearch - Humanities

EndNote Essentials

Module 2 - MyResearch - Humanities

Graduate Research Tool Kit

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