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March 2017

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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3/28: Dissertation & Thesis Deposit Information Sessions

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Library Room C196.05,

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,…

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3/29: Intro to Zotero for Citation Management

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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3/29: Archival Research: The Basics

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Library Room C196.05,

Please join us for “Archival Research: The Basics” on Wednesday, March 29th, 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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3/30: Dissertation & Thesis Deposit Information Sessions

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

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,…

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April 2017

4/4: What to Know Before You Submit to a Journal, or Sign Its Contract

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Library Room C196.05,

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…

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4/5: Grants 101

April 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Library Room C196.05,

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…

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4/13: Archival Research: The Basics

April 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Library Room C196.05,

Please join us for “Archival Research: The Basics” on Thursday, April 13th, from 2:30-4:30 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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4/24: Intro to Web of Science

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room 6945, 365 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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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…

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May 2017

5/2 (Seats Still Open!): Google Scholar Profiles & You

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Library Room C196.03,

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…

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