• How to choose a decent topic
• What appropriate sources are
• Where and how to find them
• When and how to cite them
• ... yes, including use of reference managers!
• Pro tip: If librarians aren’t helping
with your research-methods course,
• Give the librarian your assignment.
• Preferably well in advance!
• (Pro tip: the librarian can help you write it!)
• Pick a time for the librarian’s visit
close to when students will start work.
• Pro tip 2: is your librarian in on
curriculum discussions? Why not?
We have an IR
• Preprints/postprints (no more email!)
• Posters and slidedecks
• Conference papers and proceedings
• Theses and dissertations
• ... and other student research
• No 404s, no more format worries, no
messing with web servers.
• Bring your CV.
• Dig through your hard drive for
manuscripts, slides, whatever.
• Just burn them all to a CD.
• Think about how to engage your
• ... and get their permission. Students own
help save your cows!
... er, your research data.
Charts and graphs
are DEAD data
Killed! Cut in pieces!
Ground up! Unrecognizable!
Not revivable! Not reusable!
Save the cows!
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Got a question about
Seriously, who doesn’t?
• Can I put this on my website?
• Can I reuse this in my article?
• What does this publishing
agreement mean? Can I fix it?
• Who’s liable if I...
• Pro tip: Add a librarian to policy
committees. Much less confusion.
What if my
do these things?
(... are you sure about that?)
... with your colleagues too!