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Find out how to study and write papers in easier way. Learn how to use information resources for papers, cite them and prepare a list of references. You will receive a badge for participation in at least 3 training sessions during the semester.

Developing information literacy skills to make the most of our vast information resources at the University is not only important while studying, but is also vital for your future employ ability and career progression. Being able to demonstrate your familiarity with using databases widely used within your intended industry/profession will be highly valued by potential employers. It is important to develop an understanding of the information resources available, to learn how to use them effectively and, most importantly, to learn to critically assess the content they provide.

The Library offers group sessions or one-to-one training for you to make the most of our resources. We can also assist in developing your study skills by offering courses on how to evaluate information sources and references properly and to avoid plagiarism.

More information and registration for the training is available at the Central Library, room 127, tel. no. 300 659 or by e-mail: rasa.dovidonyte@ktu.lt

Bibliographical references management program Mendeley

Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: All students, researchers, lecturers
Place: All KTU Libraries

During training session, participants will find out how to use bibliographical management program „Mendeley“.In training session participants will learn how to create user accounts, preserve bibliographical data and create bibliographical records manually. Furthermore, participants will get familiar how to install plugin to Microsoft Word program, allowing to insert in-text citations and automatically generating list of references according to selected citation style.

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Bibliographical references management program RefWorks

Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: All students, researchers, lecturers
Place: All KTU Libraries

Participants will get introduced with reference management program ”Refworks“ subscribed by KTU.  In training session participants will learn how to create user accounts, preserve bibliographical data and create bibliographical records manually. Furthermore, participants will get familiar how to install plugin to Microsoft Word program, allowing to insert in-text citations and automatically generating list of references according to selected citation style.

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How to cite and prepare a list of references (APA citation style)

Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: All students
Place: Central Library, Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business Library

Different styles of citation used in Lithuania and internationally will be introduced. APA citation style will be presented. Concept of copyrights, plagiarism prevention and instructions on how to provide in-text citations will be explained in detail. Participants of this training session will learn how to provide in-text citation and prepare a list of references.

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How to cite resources and prepare a list of references (ISO 690:2010) (for technological sciences)

Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: All students
Place: Mechanical Engineering and Design Library, Civil Engineering and Architecture Library, Informatics Library, Chemical Technology Library, Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business Library

Different styles of citation used in Lithuania and internationally will be introduced. ISO 690:2010 citation style will be presented in detail. Concept of copyrights, plagiarism prevention and instructions on how to provide in-text citations will be explained. Participants of this training session will learn how to provide in-text citation and prepare a list of references according to ISO 690:2010 standard.

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How to conduct plagiarism detection (for researchers)

Duration: 45 min.
Target group: researchers
Place: Central library, Mechanical Engineering and Design Library, Chemical Technology Library, Informatics Faculty Library, Chemical Technology Library, Civil Engineering and Architecture Library, Informatics Library.

How to find information resources for your master thesis/ course paper? (technological and physical sciences)

Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: All students
Place: Mechanical Engineering and Design Library, Civil Engineering and Architecture Library, Informatics Library, Chemical Technology Library, Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business Library

Students will learn how to plan their search, strategy: select proper key words, information search tools, formulate request for search system or selected database. Information search tools and possibilities how to use them will be presented. After finding information students will learn how to evaluate search results, specify search question, select reliable, thematically appropriate resources and familiarize with search peculiarities of e-books, journal articles, conference proceedings, statistical data, final thesis, doctoral dissertations and other resources.

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How to find information resources for your master thesis/ course paper? (social science)

Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: All students
Place: Central Library, Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business Library

Students will learn how to plan their search, strategy: select proper key words, information search tools, formulate request for search system or selected database. Information search tools and possibilities how to use them will be presented. After finding information students will learn how to evaluate search results, specify search question, select reliable, thematically appropriate resources and familiarize with search peculiarities of e-books, journal articles, conference proceedings, statistical data, final thesis, doctoral dissertations and other resources.

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How to upload final project to eLABa repository

Duration: Theoretical lecture – 45 minutes, theoretical lecture with the practice – 1 hour 30 minutes
Target audience: Bachelor’s and Master‘s degree students
Place: All KTU Libraries

Students will familiarize with eLABa repository where final thesis, doctoral dissertations and dissertation summaries are stored. During training session login links to eLABa repository will be provided, methodological material and instructions how to upload e-document to repository, how to prepare metadata and the main file. Students will learn how to select subject field and area, key words, how annotation should be prepared, what are the main elements of PDF file, how plagiarism detection is carried out. Practical examples, how to upload  final thesis will be presented. During consultations, students can login to eLABa repository and upload their final thesis.

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Intellectual property rights and plagiarism prevention

Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: All students, researchers, lecturers
Place: All KTU Libraries

Students will get familiar with intellectual property law, copyright and related rights act, property and non-property rights, will get familiar with the requirements applied for using works of other authors for teaching and research, learn about Creative Commons licenses, allowing to use works created by other authors and indicating conditions which allow to share and use works without copyright infringement.

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Methodological Guidelines for the Preparation of Written Works

More information and registration for the training is available at the Central Library, room 127, tel. no. 300 659 or by e-mail: rasa.dovidonyte@ktu.lt

Training sessions

Lecture Target audience Duration What will you learn?
Library Information System and Services 1st year students 45 min You will get acquainted with the Library’s information system and services: Library resources, services, web page, social communication tools; will learn how to use the Library’s e-catalogue, to find study modules’ literature, how to order books, to extend book’s return term, etc.
How to Find Information Resources for your Master’s Thesis/ Course Paper All students 45 min – 1.30 h You will learn to plan your information search and to search for printed books and e-books, journal articles, conference reports, statistic data and other information resources, will learn how to search on the Library’s catalogue, Virtual Library, on national and international information databases and the internet.
Reference Management Tools All students 45 min – 1.30 h You will get acquainted with reference management applications RefWorks, Mendeley, EndNote, etc.
How to Cite Information Resources and Create a Reference List All students and teachers 45 min You will get acquainted with citation styles used in Lithuania and overseas – during the class we will take a closer look at the APA citation style and ISO 690:2010 standard. You will learn how to cite your sources to avoid plagiarism, how to make a list of references.
Electronic Resources and Interactive Technologies for Research Researchers and doctoral students 45 min You will get acquainted with the process of scholarly communication, traditional and interactive information sources.
How to Choose a Journal for Publishing Researchers and doctoral students 45 min
Information Search Strategies All students 1.30 h You will get acquainted with stages and tools of information search.
Intellectual Property Rights and Creative Commons Licences Researchers and doctoral students 45 min
Presentations of different databases Researchers, teachers and students 45 min
Open Access to Publications and Data: How to Comply with Funders’ Requirements Researchers and teachers 45 min
Indicators and Tools for Evaluation of Scholarly Output Researchers and teachers 45 min Citation and other indicators, H index, databases: Web of Science, Scopus, SCIMago.
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