Library Workshops in October

The librarians at the GC have skills and thrills to share with the graduate community. There will be formal and informal workshops offered in the upcoming month, so don’t miss your chance to fill up your library toolbox. Use the RSVP buttons below the workshop descriptions to register for the sessions.

Advanced Zotero: Stump the Librarian! (10/4)

Welcome to the Library! (10/11)

Zotero on Your Laptop (10/16)

Archival Research: The Basics (10/18, 10/24)

Schooling Google Scholar: Optimizing Your Google Scholar Profile (10/23)


Advanced Zotero: Stump the Librarian!

Thursday 10/4, 11/1, 12/6
all sessions 1:00–3:00 pm

Come to the inaugural session of Stump the Librarian, Fall 2018 Edition. 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. No registration or RSVP required!


Welcome to the Library!

Thursday 10/11 6:30–8:00 pm

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. In addition, you’ll learn the basics of citation management.

Eventbrite - Welcome to the Library!


Zotero on Your Laptop

Tuesday 10/16 1:00–2:30 pm

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.

Eventbrite - Zotero on your Laptop - The Basics


Archival Research: The Basics

Thursday 10/18 6:30–8:00 pm
Wednesday 10/24 3:30–5:00 pm

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.

Eventbrite - Archival Research: The Basics


Schooling Google Scholar

Optimizing Your Google Scholar Profile

Tuesday 10/23 1:30–3:00 pm

You’re probably familiar with using Google Scholar to search for scholarly literature. But did you know Google Scholar also includes researcher profiles, which researchers themselves can edit and enhance? Come learn how to claim your researcher profile, make your entries as correct and complete as possible, and interpret the citation metrics it provides. We’ll also show you how to enrich your profile with links to the full text of your scholarly works. (Spoiler: You can add items in CUNY Academic Works to your profile!)

Eventbrite - Schooling Google Scholar: Optimizing Your Google Scholar Profile

About the Author

Katherine Pradt is the Adjunct Reference and Digital Outreach Librarian at the Graduate Center.