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March 2017

3/6: Doc-a-Thon

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Room 7414,

The Digital Fellows, part of the Graduate Center Digital Initiatives at The Graduate Center, CUNY, will be hosting a Doc-a-thon to generate better docs!When learning a new software tool, programming language or library, we all go straight to the tutorials and other documentation. As the first point of entry for almost everyone, documentation is an often overlooked but critical part of any software project, so we’re providing space and resources to contribute. Participants of all skill-levels are encouraged to join.We’ll…

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3/7: Using MS Word for Your Dissertation or Thesis

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Library Room C196.05,

Bring your laptop and learn how to make the most of MS Word to format your dissertation or thesis. Whether you are just getting started or nearing deposit, this workshop will demonstrate techniques and tips to save you time and headache in formatting your document. Topics covered will include: · working with styles; · creating and using templates; · creating an automatic table of contents; · inserting tables, images, and external files; · combining chapter files into one document; and…

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3/8: Intro to Zotero for Citation Management

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Library Room C196.05,

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.

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3/10: Intro to GIS Using Open Source Software (Baruch)

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Baruch College Newman Library, 151 East 25th Street
New york, NY 10010 United States
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Do you have a research question that you'd like to envision geographically? Maybe you'd like to study neighborhoods and businesses to target a market. Or perhaps you want to visualize the distribution of education, employment, or resources across the country or around the world. Have you ever wanted to add a map to your presentations or reports, but couldn't find one that suits your needs? This practicum introduces participants to geographic information systems (GIS) as a concept for envisioning information…

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3/14: Archival Research: The Basics

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Library Room C196.05,

Please join us for “Archival Research: The Basics” on Tuesday, March 14th, from 6:30-8:30 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.

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3/15: Using MS Word for Your Dissertation or Thesis

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Library Room C196.05,

Bring your laptop and learn how to make the most of MS Word to format your dissertation or thesis. Whether you are just getting started or nearing deposit, this workshop will demonstrate techniques and tips to save you time and headache in formatting your document. Topics covered will include: · working with styles; · creating and using templates; · creating an automatic table of contents; · inserting tables, images, and external files; · combining chapter files into one document; and…

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3/21: (MALS) The Craft of Research

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Library Room C196.05,

In this workshop we will discuss research at a graduate level. Topics to be covered include: How to search for resources Choosing a topic Evaluating sources Avoiding plagiarism Paper formatting Attendees will come away with strategies for taking their research to the next level.

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June 2017

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June 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Profile photo of Jill Cirasella Jill Cirasella is the Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication at the Graduate Center, CUNY.