Grad Center Library Workshops – please come, and please RSVP!

Hello Students,

See below for upcoming Library workshops. RSVP is recommended but not required! Click on the workshop title to go to the registration page, or see all the events in one list at


Welcome to the Library!

Jump-start your library research with pointers from the GC librarians. Learn how to use the library website; develop effective search queries; access electronic resources on or off campus; determine the best database for your research; and find archival and primary sources. Plus, learn the basics of citation management.

Tuesday 8/28 4:30–6:00 pm

Tuesday 9/4 2:30–4:00 pm

Wednesday 9/12 2:30–4:00 pm

Thursday 10/11 6:30–8:00 pm


Zotero on Your Laptop

Learn how to use this excellent, open-source citation management software. We’ll teach you how to install Zotero on your laptop; sign up for a Zotero account; add citations to your account; and create a bibliography.

Thursday 8/30 6:30–8:00 pm

Wednesday 9/5 1:00–2:30 pm

Tuesday 9/25 6:30–8:00 pm

Tuesday 10/16 1:00–2:30 pm

Wednesday 11/7 2:30–4:00 pm


Research for MALS Students

Take your research to the next level: graduate level. We’ll cover choosing a topic, searching for and evaluating sources, and formatting your work.

Tuesday 9/4 6:30–8:00 pm

Tuesday 9/11 6:30–8:00 pm


Fake Journals and Conferences: What to Know About the Faux

You’re understandably eager to publish your work in journals and present at conferences. But not all scholarly outlets are created equal—or even really created to disseminate peer-reviewed research. Fake or predatory journals and conferences exist for the sole purpose of profit, and frequently lie about their peer review practices and engage in other forms of deceit. Come learn how to spot these bad actors, and how to critically evaluate any journal or conference before submitting a paper or proposal.

Thursday 9/27 2:30–4:00 pm

Monday 11/12 1:30–3:00 pm


Advanced Zotero: Drop-in Sessions (no registration necessary)

Stump the Librarians! On the first Thursday of the month, walk on in to the Library Lounge on the second floor with your head-scratching citation questions. See what the experts can come up with.

Thursday 10/4

Thursday 11/1

Thursday 12/6

all sessions 1:00–3:00 pm


For more information, visit the library website or the library blog.

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