Wednesday, February 21st – Comic Book Expo!

The John M. Pfau Library at Cal State University, San Bernardino, will host a comic book expo on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018.  Everyone—students, staff, faculty, and members of the community—are welcome to participate in this free event.

The program runs from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in PL-5005, located on the fifth floor of the library.  Parking is $6 per day.

The Pfau Library has more than 3,200 comic books in our Special Collections, which include DC and Marvel superheroes, The Walking Dead series, Archie, and much more.

Some of the popular comic books will be on exhibit throughout the library.

We will have a costume contest with prizes, so come dressed as your favorite comic book character or hero.

James Knight, III, who served as a Pfau Library information archives specialist, will facilitate discussions on a range of subjects, including comic stories in the media, human themes in movies, cultural characters, science-based mysteries, and classic comedies.

Special guest, Javier Hernandez, cartoonist, art educator, and co-founder of the “Latino Comics Expo,” will take part in the discussions, conduct an interactive workshop, and sign autographs.

This is a great opportunity for comic book enthusiasts to meet and engage others with shared interests, and to learn about the wealth of comics material archived in the Pfau Library.

For questions or more information, contact Patricia Ric’e-Daniels at Pat.Ric’

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Basic Strategies for Fact-Checking the Web

Feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of information (and misinformation) on the Web? Learn three basic web literacy skills: how to check for previous work, how to go upstream, and how to read laterally.

February 21, 12:00 – 12:30 pm

February 22, 3:00 – 3:30 pm


Register today on our workshop calendar. Hope to see you there!

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Upcoming APA and Chicago Workshops

Join us for our APA Autobahn and Chicago Speedway workshops!

Need some help with the ins and outs of APA or Chicago Style citations? These short, 25-minute workshops are jam-packed with useful information! All workshops are held in the Pfau Library, room 2005 (library instruction lab).

Feb. 19, 20, 21, 22

Feb. 26, 27, 28

March 1

Andrius Burlega, CC BY-SA 3.0


Learn more about each workshop (including specific times) and register now on our workshop calendar.

Questions? Contact Lisa Bartle at

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Upcoming Freshmen Workshops

Couldn’t make last month’s Library Research for Freshmen workshop? We’re holding two more this quarter:

Tuesday, February 13: 12:00 – 12:50 pm

Thursday, March 8: 5:00 – 5:50 pm

All workshops are held in PL-2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

For more information and to register, visit our workshop calendar.

Instructors: Attendance confirmation slips are available for those who wish to offer extra credit!


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Zotero for Everyone Workshop


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Learn to use Zotero, a free citation management tool. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend!

  • Tuesday, February 13
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm
  • PL-2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

Register now for Zotero workshop on our workshop calendar!

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Killing Us Softly 4

Poster for event.

Title: Killing Us Softly 4

Date: February 28, 2018

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)

Discussion Facilitator:  Dr. Zala Volcic, Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

Event information: Killing Us Softly 4 is the new, highly anticipated update of Dr. Jean Kilbourne’s pioneering Killing Us Softly documentary series.  In this fourth edition, Dr. Kilbourne, an internationally recognized scholar, takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity, challenging a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.  After the film screening, Dr. Zala Volcic, Visiting Assistant Professor (Communication Studies) and author of numerous books, will facilitate a group discussion and answer questions.  Volcic’s research and creative works focus on relationships between media, gender, nationalism, collective memory, and politics.

Everyone—students, staff, faculty, and members of the broader university community—is welcome to attend the screening and contribute to the conversation on this timely and important topic.

For more information, contact Rob Madrigal, Pfau Library, at (909) 537-5104 or


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Grad Studies Advanced Research Workshop!

In this workshop, we’ll explore more databases and search tools, the current information economy, and how to immerse yourself in the literature of your field so that you gain confidence in your subject expertise.

Wednesday, February 7

5:00 – 5:50 pm

PL-2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

Register now for Grad Studies Advanced Research on our workshop calendar. See you there!

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APA Citations in Chinese Language

This 50 minute workshop will provide important aspects of using APA style to write and format research papers. Hands-on activities will provide practice in writing citations and formatting.

This workshop is taught in Chinese.

Friday, February 2

Friday, February 9

1:00 – 1:50 pm

PL 2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

Registration not required

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Publishing a Scholarly Article Workshop

Curious about what it takes to turn that paper or thesis into a journal article? This workshop takes a look at how publishing works, including choosing the right journal, the peer review process, and what to expect if and when your manuscript is accepted for publication.

  • Monday, February 5
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • PL-2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

Register now for Publishing a Scholarly Article on our workshop calendar!

Can’t make it? Check out our Publishing a Scholarly Article guide.

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Library Research for Freshmen Workshop!

Meant for those new to CSUSB, or for those who could simply use a refresher, this workshop provides an introduction to resources available through John M. Pfau Library. This session addresses why it is necessary to use the deep web for scholarly research, and attendees learn how to navigate the library website, find online journal articles, locate books, and get research help.

  • Monday, January 29
  • 12:00 – 12:50 pm
  • PL-2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

Register now for Library Research for Freshmen on our workshop calendar!

Instructors — attendance slips are available for those who wish to offer extra credit!

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