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Feb 16 – Imagining Illness: Pulitzer Prize Winners on Truth and Fact in Narrative

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Improve Your Research Skills! Sign up for an NYU Libraries Class Today

Need help managing and organizing your research sources? Using and analyzing data sets? Integrating metadata into a digital humanities project?
Bobst Library has several upcoming  classes that cover citation management tools (like RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero), data sets and software, and digital humanities topics.

Bobst Library class schedule and sign-up:
http://nyu.libcal.com/

Wrangling Your References: Research Management in the Real World

April 8, 3:00 – 4:30PM at the Grad Exchange (Bobst 10th Floor)

  • Do you want to spend the least amount of time possible on compiling and formatting the bibliography for your thesis or dissertation?
  • Do you seemingly have over a thousand article PDFs, all with unhelpful names like “gfc.211005.5.1.56,” saved in a hundred different folders across multiple computers?
  • Have you ever panicked at the thought of citing a tweet in APA style?
  • Do you want to learn more about different tools and workflows for managing and organizing your research?

If so, join NYU Libraries for  “Wrangling Your References: Research Management in the Real World,” a panel discussion about different options for research and citation management, to be held on April 8, 2015, 3-4:30pm, in the Grad Exchange (Bobst Library, 10th Floor).

Three researchers from different fields will be revealing their personal secrets to making the research/writing process easier and more effective. Librarians will also be on hand to answer all your questions about personal research management tools like EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks/FLOW, and Zotero, including which one is right for you.

Light refreshments will be served! RSVP at http://nyu.libcal.com/event.php?id=936477

Threesis Application Deadline Friday, February 6!

Think you have what it takes to describe your research thoroughly and engagingly to a general audience in three minutes with only one image?

Of course you do!

Throw your hat in the ring for this year’s Threesis Academic Challenge. The Threesis, designed exclusively for MA students, is an opportunity to work closely with GSAS staff and faculty to craft a tight, pithy, intellectually sophisticated narrative of the questions, methods, and themes that are at the heart of your research project. You can win prizes totaling $2,500 from the Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Need some inspiration? Watch this video from last year’s event.

For more information, reach out to me and/or contact Suzanne Collado (suzanne.collado[at]nyu.edu). Click here to download a PDF copy of the 2015 Threesis application.

P.S. As extra encouragement, any Draper student who makes it to the final round receives a $300 award.

Reminder: Thesis Workshop Tonight! 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Will you begin writing your thesis sometime in the next few semesters? Wondering where to start and how to get organized? Curious about honing a topic and finding an advisor? The thesis writing workshop will answer these and other pressing questions. Emma Heaney and Patrick Vitale will help you learn how to approach the project with less stress and more focus (even if you won’t be writing your thesis for a while). This workshop will also be offered again in the spring.

Call 212.998.8070 or email draper.program[at]nyu.edu to let us know if you’ll be attending.