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How to Curate a Writing Portfolio | Curating a Writing Portfolio

Learn the basic practices of curating a writing portfolio: collecting, selecting, connecting, and reflecting.

Writing Portfolios for Self-Discovery and Self-Presentation | Curating a Writing Portfolio

Learn about crafting two different kinds of portfolios: learning portfolios and showcase portfolios.

Keeping Track of Portfolio Artifacts | Curating a Writing Portfolio

Learn file management strategies at the file, folder, and drive level.

Database Search Log

Use this search log to keep a record of your database searches. Keeping a record of searches helps improve your searches over time and reduces the stress of trying to remember what you searched from session to session.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses | Evidence Synthesis Series

Learn the basics of various approaches to evidence synthesis, with a focus on systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Applying the 5Ws

This video describes a tool - 6 question words - that can help you critically analyze artifacts like news articles, speeches, social media posts, TV shows, movies, and music.

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.

Create and Collaborate at Newman Library

Join therapy dogs Moose, Derek, and Wagner as they explore the studios at Newman Library and make their virtual reality dreams come true.

Examining APA Citations (7th edition)

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

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.

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.

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.

Getting Started with Mendeley

A self-paced tutorial covering the basics of Mendeley

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.

Registering for ILLiad

A handout demonstrating how to register for ILLiad

Requesting and Using Interlibrary Loan Items

A handout demonstrating how to request and use interlibrary loan items.