Professional Development Series: Success for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Professional Development Series: Success for Graduate Students and Postdocs

The Graduate School offers events and presentations throughout the year that are designed to help graduate students at all phases of their education be successful. We have one event next week, with the rest of the fall quarter sessions listed below.

A few of the presentations are being offered more than once, feel free to come to as many presentations as you’d like.

You can also check the Graduate School website at

All presentations will be held in the Research Commons (ground floor of the Allen Library, unless otherwise noted)

“Managing Your Research and Bibliographies with Endnote”*

Nov 9th from 1:30-2:30

EndNote is one of the major Citation Management Systems used by academics. Citation management systems bring organization and simplicity to organizing, managing, and sharing your research citations.  It will also help you format your in-text citations and reference list in a Word document.  In this presentation you will learn details about how to make Endnote work for you. Bring your laptop if you have EndNote already installed on it or sit back and watch the demonstration.

Presenters: Joanne Rich and Amy Harper, Health Sciences Librarians


“From Dissertation to Article: Publishing Your Work”*

Nov 15th from 1:30-2:30

Thinking about sharing your dissertation research?    This session will provide information about issues related to publishing your research in a journal article including selecting a journal, managing your rights as an author and understanding copyright issues related to publication. Presenter: Thom Deardorff, Libraries Copyright Officer


“What Are Your Peers Writing?: Using The Dissertation Abstracts Database”

Nov 17th from 11:30-Noon

The Dissertation Abstracts Database is a fantastic and under-utilized resource. In this presentation we will introduce you to the wealth of information in this database. Not only will you be able to determine what your peers are writing about, so as to help you select your own unique topic, but, you will also be able to see what resources they used. Dissertation bibliographies are a wonderful way to help build your own literature review. Presenter:  Theresa Murdrock, History Librarian.

*In partnership with the UW libraries

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact the Office of the ADA Coordinator, at least 10 days in advance of the event. (206) 543-6450 (voice); (206) 543-6452 (TDD); (206) 685-3885 (FAX); (e-mail)

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