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.


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.


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.


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!)


To sign up for the workshops, go to the workshops post on the library blog and click on the RSVP links.