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Transitioning a Poster from Google Slides to PowerPoint

Learn how to transition a poster designed in Google Slides to PowerPoint.

APA Style Basics, 7th Edition

This handout is a brief guide to the basics of citing sources using the 7th edition of the APA style manual, released in October 2019.

Where to Look: How to Choose a Search Tool

Learn about various search tools available through the University Libraries at Virginia Tech and when you should consider using each one. Download the second file linked above to access a screenreader-friendly version.

Topics vs Research Questions

This video covers the difference between topics and research questions and how they may change over the course of a research project.

Examining APA Citations (7th edition)

An interactive tutorial that examines the elements of APA citations. Includes a brief quiz and resources for further exploration.

Advanced Research Skills: Student Perspectives Spring 2019

A recent Advanced Research Skills graduate discusses her experiences with the program's coordinator.

Design Tips & Tricks

This handout summarizes Williams' Design Principles (1994) and can be used to help students designing posters or other types of visual projects. It was created for the Advanced Research Skills Program and included in the module Sharing Your Research.

Designing Your Poster

This video covers Williams' Design Principles, which include proximity, alignment, repetition, contrast, and balance (1994). It was created for the Advanced Research Skills Program and included in the module Sharing Your Research.

Writing More Effective Abstracts

This video defines abstracts, discusses their purpose, and identifies strategies for writing effective abstracts. This video was created for the Advanced Research Skills Program and included in the module Writing Successful Proposals.

Introduction to Proposals

This video defines proposals and related components in addition to covering why they are important, who should write them, and when they should be written. It was created for the Advanced Research Skills Program and included in the module Writing Successful Proposals.

Introduction to Poster Development

This video describes research posters and explains why, when, and how students could consider creating posters. It was created for the Advanced Research Skills Program and included in the module Sharing Your Research.

Getting Started with Zotero

A self-paced, 30-minute tutorial introducing the basics of Zotero.

Introduction to Data Ethics

This video gives an overview of relevant definitions and concepts related to data, including data ethics, sensitive data, and data collection. It was created for the Advanced Research Skills Program and included in the module Using Data Ethically.

Crafting Better Proposal Titles

This video discusses the importance of research proposal titles and identifies strategies to improve proposal title clarity. It was created for the Advanced Research Skills Program and included in the module Writing Successful Proposals.

Planning Your Research Poster

This video covers how to start planning your poster by thinking about who might be in your audience, what they might need to know from your presentation, and how to organize your poster to best showcase your work. It was created for the Advanced Research Skills Program and included in the module Sharing Your Research.

Managing Your Files

This video reviews the process for managing and organizing your own files and covers strategies/best practices for naming files and utilizing subfolders. It was created for the Advanced Research Skills Program and included in the module Managing & Organizing Data.

Introduction to File Management

This video introduces the concept of file management and its importance for personal and research purposes in addition to the usefulness of file management long term and short term. It was created for the Advanced Research Skills Program and included in the module Managing & Organizing Data.

Using Data Ethically

This video addresses data ethics in relation to data misconduct. Plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification are defined alongside data collection, data usage, and data storage. It was created for the Advanced Research Skills Program and included in the module Using Data Ethically.

Getting Started with Mendeley

A self-paced tutorial covering the basics of Mendeley

Sample Technologies for Communication

A handout describing different types of communication technologies.

Best Practices for Online Communication

A guide to best practices for online communication.

Getting Started with EndNote

A self-paced tutorial covering the basics of EndNote