Every successful project begins with planning.
This page will help you start your research project successfully.
Build Your Team
- Explore the College of Nursing's Areas of Expertise for affiliated faculty:
- Search Kent State University's Find a Researcher database
- Browse Kent State Researcher Profiles on Pivot
- ResearchGate - Social Networking for Researchers
- Attend Research and Sponsored Programs' Workshops & Events
- Network at nursing conferences, such as the MNRS Annual Conference and the STTI International Nursing Research Congress.
Collaboratively Plan, Organize, and Manage Your Project
Includes team text and video chat with channels and meetings, file hosting (and ability to edit Word/Excel/PowerPoint files directly in the app), Microsoft Planner, a shared OneNote Notebook, and ability to connect apps such as Trello and Twitter. Note: Only Kent State faculty and staff can be added to Teams.
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Trello is a web-based collaboration and project management tool. The user interface is like a bulletin-board ("boards") where users place and move around sticky notes ("cards"). Users can create teams and invite other members of their project team to collaborate on shared boards. Each team can have up to 10 boards on the free plan. Features include templates, due dates and reminders, checklists, file attachments, per-card commenting, and more. Users can register for Trello using their Kent State Google account for easy login. Note: This service is not offered by the university; the university IT department will not offer support.
Asana makes managing complex projects easier. Plan your project, create tasks in Asana, and assign those tasks to other members of your project team. Features of the free plan include the ability to manage multiple projects, "to-do" lists, task searching, project calendar, reporting, conversations, and file hosting. The premium plan includes project timelines, task dependencies, start dates, and more. Users can register for Asana using their Kent State Google account for easy login. Note: This service is not offered by the university; the university IT department will not offer support.
Schedule and host online meetings with anyone around the globe. Individuals outside the organization must be invited via email. Includes a call-in number.
Google service that allows users to host online meetings. Users can invite participants using a meeting code. To schedule a Meet call, create an event in Google Calendar. When creating the event, click on the "Add conferencing" dropdown menu and choose Hangouts Meet.
Search the Literature
Discovery@Kent State simultaneously searches the metadata of KentLINK, OhioLINK and a large number of selected databases and indexes. Users are able to request material from OhioLINK or connect directly to eResources, including full-text journal articles if they are available in any of Kent State's databases. In addition, the service will present links to related news items, images and videos.
Meet with a Librarian: Personalized Research Assistance
Meet with a Librarian appointments provide personalized research assistance. During an appointment, you’ll meet with a librarian specializing in your subject area who will help you identify and locate informational resources (like scholarly journal articles, data sets, or primary sources). Appointments are scheduled for one hour. Students and researchers should arrive on time to take advantage of the full hour of consultation time.
To schedule a Meet with a Librarian appointment (students & faculty):
- Determine your subject librarian based on the subject of your research
- Contact your subject librarian to schedule a meeting time and place
- Request an appointment at least three days in advance
- Provide all pertinent information about your assignment and/or research
Guides on Research Impact and Systematic Literature Review
- Research Impact & Bibliometrics
This guide is intended to introduce scholars to the concepts of bibliometrics and library tools that can be used to determine the impact of published research articles and research journals. Bibliometrics are particularly useful to faculty in the midst of tenure or reappointment proceedings, but can also be useful when applying for grants, illuminate trends in scholarship and assist authors when considering publication opportunities.
- Systematic Methods for Literature Reviews: Systematic Review Methods (SRM)
The goal of this guide is to provide information and resources that can be used to develop literature reviews that are "more rigorous or systematic" than those completed using "traditional literature review approaches." This guide aims to support the use of systematic literature review methods.