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Are you a writer, author, graduate student, researcher, or academic professional?
  Tired of drowning in a sea of references, Word docs, spreadsheets and scraps of paper?

Join Writers Guild of Texas (WGT) and Marj Smith Atkinson, aka Ask Marj, The Research Sage for–


February 19, 2024, 7 PM

Richardson Public Library (New Location)
2360 Campbell Creek Blvd, Richardson, TX
Sign-up to participate via Zoom HERE.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools you need to manage your resources and citations efficiently and accurately. Whether you're a seasoned author or just starting out, this session will help you navigate the complexities of writing and citing with confidence.

In this interactive workshop, you will:

• Explore citation and resource management tools such as Zotero, EasyBib and others, and discover which one best suit your needs.
• Master the art of citation formatting: Understand the different citation styles (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) and learn how to format references with ease.
• Discover time-saving tips and tricks: Uncover valuable resources and strategies to streamline your research and writing process.
• Get expert advice on plagiarism prevention: Learn how to avoid plagiarism and ensure the integrity of your work.

Leave this workshop with the confidence and skills to:

• Organize your research effectively
• Format citations accurately and consistently
• Create bibliographies with ease
• Protect yourself from plagiarism
• Focus on the joy of writing, not the burden of referencing

Don't let citation management stress you out! Join this workshop and learn how to handle references like a pro.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

• Identify and compare different resource management tools.
• Install and configure a chosen citation management tool.
• Import and organize references from various sources.
• Format citations correctly according to different styles.
• Generate bibliographies automatically.
• Understand and avoid plagiarism.
• Utilize advanced features of their chosen citation management tool.
• Apply best practices for efficient citation management.

Marj Atkinson, MLS, is the founder of Ask Marj, The Research Sage. Marj loves the hunt! She provides research and fact-checking services for authors, and hunts down elusive background details, primarily for non-fiction genres. She also provides market research and grant search services.

As a solopreneur research librarian, Marj also works with grad students and businesses. She has worked in education, financial services, healthcare, IT and non-profit sectors.
She is a native Texan, has been married over 30 years and has a grown daughter who works for Richardson Public Library. Her current kid is a senior dachshund, Heidi.

If you still haven't found what you're looking for... Ask Marj!
[email protected]

February 19, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Richardson Public Library (New Location)
2360 Campbell Creek Blvd
Richardson, TX 75082
United States
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