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Libraries Workshops

UW Libraries’ Online Workshop Series offers multiple opportunities for students to learn new techniques for academic success without ever having to come onto campus. Workshops are free, non-graded, librarian supported, and based on practical activities.


Opportunities are listed below:

Various | Graduate Student Research Institute (GSRI)

Mode: Asynchronous content and discussion in Slack

This module-based workshop consists of self-paced activities and direct communication with Libraries volunteers that provide an introduction to graduate-level research, an orientation to resources available at the Libraries and to the UW Community, opportunities to connect with peers, and instructional workshops facilitated by Libraries staff.


    Self-paced | Electronic Theses and Dissertations

    Mode: Asynchronous content in Canvas

    The University Libraries welcomes you to this self-guided course on electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) at the UW. In this five-part learning experience, you will learn a lot about the ETD process including how the submission process works, how to give and receive recognition for your work, how to find and interpret publisher policies and how to read and inspect publishing contracts.


    Self-paced | Introduction to Business Library Research

    Mode: Asynchronous content in Canvas

    Introduction to Business Library Research is a self-paced tutorial for students new to business information. Developed by the Foster Business Library librarians, the content and lessons provide an orientation to the fundamentals of business information sources, effective research strategies, and how to use select library and publicly available sources.

    Self-paced | Undergraduate Researcher Tutorial

    Mode: Asynchronous content in Canvas

    This online, asynchronous, and self-paced tutorial introduces undergraduate students to research skills, UW Libraries resources and services.


    Various | Open Scholarship Commons Events

    Mode: Synchronous online or in-person

    The OSC is a one-stop-shop for knowledge creation services and support. Researchers, instructors, and students can connect with UW Libraries and campus experts to do technology-intensive work across disciplinary boundaries.


    Various | Research Data Management

    Mode: Asynchronous content and discussion in Canvas

    This module-based workshop consists of activities and peer discussion forums that will provide tips on how to construct an effective data management plan for your data and will provide information on tips and tools to help with your research data needs.


    Various | Storytelling Fellows

    Mode: Synchronous online meetings and asynchronous discussion in Discord

    Storytelling Fellows is a University of Washington Libraries program that helps students, faculty and staff communicate their research more effectively through storytelling. Enrollment in this fully online program is completely free. You are welcome to join a podcasting, digital exhibits or video storytelling workshop throughout the year with no previous experience required. Instructional materials for these workshops are also available in the associated menu locations on this site.