Don’t Miss March in the Library

This month may have come in like a very cold lion, and it may yet go out like a lamb, but in between there will be a few things to learn here at the Mina Rees Library. Take a look, check your calendar, and sign up by clicking on the workshop names below.

Research for Master’s Students

Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In this workshop we will discuss research at a graduate level. Topics to be covered include searching for resources, choosing a topic, evaluating sources, and formatting a paper. Attendees will come away with strategies for taking their research to the next level.

Zotero on Your Laptop

Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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. Please bring a laptop with you, and make sure you can install software on it, so our instructors can help you get started on your own devices.

  • Learn the basics of Zotero
  • Install Zotero on your laptop
  • Create a Zotero account
  • Place citations into your Zotero account
  • Create a bibliography using Microsoft Word plug-in

Archival Research

Wednesday, March 27, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Please join us for “Archival Research: The Basics.” We’ll explore the fundamentals 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.



About the Author

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