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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.

Searching for Electronic Theses and Dissertations in VTechWorks

Learn how to search for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) in VTechWorks, Virginia Tech's institutional repository.

Exhibits and Special Collections at Newman Library

A brief overview of exhibits and Special Collections at Newman Library.

Study Spaces at Newman Library

A video overview of study spaces at Newman Library.

Studios and Labs at Newman Library

Learn about studios and labs available for free at Newman Library.

Places to Gather at Newman Library

A video overview of gathering spaces at Newman Library.

Places to Get Help at Newman Library

A video overview of places to get help at Newman Library.

Using a Call Number to Find a Book

Join Moose the therapy dog as he uses Library of Congress call numbers to find a book. This version of the video is not specific to Virginia Tech.

How to Find and Check Out a Book

Join Moose the therapy dog as he finds and checks out a book at Virginia Tech's Newman Library.

Basic Searching in Discovery Search

An overview of basic searching in Discovery Search at the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.

An Overview of Discovery Search

An overview of Discovery Search at the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.

Registering for VTechWorks

A video showing how to register for VTechWorks, Virginia Tech's institutional repository.

Adding Your Work to VTechWorks

A video showing how to add works to VTechWorks, Virginia Tech's institutional repository.

Digital Citizen Wellness

Handouts to accompany the digital citizenship quiz.

What Kind of Digital Citizen Are You?

A quiz to help students discover what kind of digital citizen they are.

Sample Technologies for Communication

A handout describing different types of communication technologies.