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August Workshops

Library Workshops

The library offers workshops on research skills and information resources throughout the year. To register, leave your name, contact information, and the workshop you wish to attend via e-mail at or via voice mail at 212-817-7370.

Introduction to Library Services

Designed for new Grad Center students who missed the student orientation session August 21, this session introduces the library website, licensed databases and full-text resources, intra-CUNY requesting, Electronic Reserve, off-campus online research, Interlibrary Loan and more. A GC network userid/pwd and a GC Library barcode are helpful but not necessary to attend.

Monday August 27, 5:30 Room C196.03 Library Concourse level
Tuesday August 28, 5:30 room C196.03 Library Concourse level

Introduction to RefWorks
This session will cover the basics of using the online research management tool RefWorks. The web-based program, which is an online alternative to EndNote, is designed to help researchers gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. For more information on RefWorks go to (Kathleen Collins)

  • Tuesday, August 21, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Room C196.03)

Dissertation Preparation
If your defense is in sight, plan to attend one of these workshops to learn the dissertation deposit process including depositing a copy of your dissertation electronically. During these workshops, procedures for the deposit will be reviewed, tools and resources to help you with the process will be provided, and your questions will be answered. (Julie Cunningham)

  • Thursday, August 16, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM(Room C196.03)
  • Tuesday, Augsut 28, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Room C196.03)

Introduction to Research in the Humanities
Learn effective searching techniques in humanities databases as Art Full text, LLBA, MLA, and RILM, as well as in multi-disciplinary databases such as Academic Search Premier, JSTOR, and Project Muse. (Michael Adams)

  • Wednesday, August 15, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Room C196.03)