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SHARPGrads - Spring 2021

SHARPGrads is the Skills, Habits, and Research Program for Graduate Students at the University of South Carolina. This workshop series, sponsored by University Libraries and the Graduate School, provides free training in digital scholarship and library research concepts for students enrolled in graduate-level courses. Students completing the program receive a certificate.

To register for SHARPGrads, please complete the Interest Form.

How Does SHARPGrads Work?

During the Spring 2021 semester, SHARPGrads will be virtual. Participating students will attend at least one workshop from at least 4 of the following categories. Follow the links for description, dates, and registration information.

To register for SHARPGrads, fill out and submit the Interest Form. Then, make sure you register for each workshop that you plan to attend.

1. Creating Digital Projects

2. Library Research and Citation Management
Digging Deeper with UofSC Libraries Databases and Google Scholar
Find It@UofSC Libraries
Making Citation Management Work for You
Getting Started with EndNote

3. Scholarly Communication
Open Access Publishing for Researchers
What’s Your Scholarly Presence
Publishing Your Work: Understand and Manage Your Rights

4. Data Visualization
Introduction to Tableau
Tableau Charts and Maps

5. Research Data Management
Data Management Basics for Students
Data Management Plans and DMPTool
Introduction to Open Science Framework
Introduction to ICPSR

Getting Your Certificate

Make sure you register for each of the workshops you attend. Once you have attended at least one workshop from four or more of the categories, send an email to Let us know that you have completed SHARPGrads and include the titles and dates (if known) of the workshops you attended. We'll send your certificate to the email address provided.