Upcoming Spring Workshops at the Graduate Center Library

We invite you to join us at the library for our upcoming workshops and events.
Click the links below to RSVP.

Intro to Zotero for Citation Management
Wed, March 29 | 1
:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Room C196.05
The Graduate Center Library

Join us for a hands-on introduction to managing citations with Zotero, a free and open source research tool that makes organizing your research and creating bibliographies a breeze.
Have a laptop? Bring it with you so our instructors can help you get started on your own devices.
No laptop? Then set up an appointment with your subject librarian.

Archival Research: The Basics
Wed, March 29 |
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thu, April 13 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Room C196.05
The Graduate Center Library

We’ll explore the basics of archival research in this workshop, including defining what archives are and how they are arranged.  We’ll also discuss where and how to look for sources and go over what to expect when you visit an archival repository or conduct research from afar.

Bring your laptop to follow along.

Dissertation & Thesis Deposit Information Sessions dissertation office sign
Thu, March 30 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Room C196.05
The Graduate Center Library

Graduate Center students: are you planning to deposit your dissertation or thesis for the June degree? The library’s Dissertation Office is holding evening information sessions that will cover:

  • overview of the deposit procedure;
  • document and file preparation;
  • copyright issues;
  • citation & plagiarism; and
  • embargoes (access restrictions).

Sessions are designed to address common concerns of doctoral and masters students, with some time allotted for individual questions.

Can’t make it in the evenings? Visit our dissertation drop-in hours on Tuesdays from 1-3pm, beginning March 14th in room 2304, or contact Roxanne Shirazi to schedule an appointment.

What to Know Before You Submit to a Journal,
or Sign Its Contract
Tue, April 4 |
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Room C196.05
The Graduate Center Library

When you publish a journal article, you sign a copyright agreement. Do you know what you’re agreeing to when you sign it?

Different journals have different policies: Some journals require you to relinquish your copyright. (You then have to ask permission or even pay to share your article with students and colleagues!) Some journals allow you to retain some rights (e.g., the right to post online). Some journals leave copyright in your hands. (You simply give the journal a non-exclusive license to publish the article.)

How can you find out a journal’s policy? How can you negotiate your contract to make the most of your rights as a scholar, researcher, and author? Come learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create.

Led by Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication at the Graduate Center. Open to students, faculty, staff, and anyone from the CUNY community who has questions about their rights as authors, open access publishing, or scholarly communication.

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Wed, April 5 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Room C196.05
The Graduate Center Library

Planning to submit proposals to fund for your research, but not sure where to start?  In this session, Edith Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, will discuss how to figure out if your work is a good match for a particular funding opportunity, and offer tips on how to write a competitive application.  She also will be happy to answer questions about some of the major external funding programs available to graduate students, such as NIH training grants, NSF fellowships, and more.

4/24: Intro to Web of Science
April 24 | 1:00-3:00 pm

Writing a paper? Looking for research collaborators? Perhaps you are conducting an environmental scan or literature review, or preparing the background and significance part of the introduction to a grant proposal.Learn how to use cited reference search to track prior research and monitor current developments in Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science, an online resource you can use to search numerous bibliographic indexes for multidisciplinary scientific information. This electronic resource is provided by the Graduate Center Library and covers over 100 years’ worth of content that is fully indexed, including 59 million records and backfiles dating back to 1898.

Recommended: Bring a laptop! A limited number of laptops may be provided.

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About the Author

Wanett Clyde is the Adjunct Reference and Digital Outreach Librarian. She is also a student in the MALS program.