Library Fall Workshops for Students and Faculty

The John M. Pfau Library presents:
Fall Workshops

Library Research for Freshmen
Mon., 10/3: Noon-12:50 p.m.
Thurs., 10/27: 4-4:50 p.m.
Wed., 11/16: 4-4:50 p.m.
This workshop 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.

Junior & Transfer Student Basics
Wed., 9/28, 4-4:50 p.m.
Are you a new transfer student? Or, have you been here since you were a freshman but you’ve never been to the library or to a library workshop? This is your chance to learn how to do research at CSUSB, using the library’s amazing resources.

Graduate Student Basic Research
Wed., 10/5, 5-5:50 p.m.
This basic session is for grad students with little or no experience in online database searching. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the deep web, the literature review, some basic search strategies in general databases to find books and articles online, and how to customize Google Scholar.

Graduate Student Advanced Research
Thurs., 10/20, 5-5:50 p.m.
This advanced session is for grad students who are familiar with online database searching and have used or know about the library’s basic services. In this workshop, we’ll explore more databases and search tools.

Zotero For All
Tues., 10/25, 4:30-6 p.m.
In this workshop, learn to cite and manage multiple sources with ease. With Zotero, you can easily import and export citations to use in your text and bibliography, freeing you to concentrate on content.

Open Access/ScholarWorks
Stacy Magedanz Thurs., Oct. 27, 12-1:15 p.m. PL-5005M

What is Open Access and why should it matter to CSUSB? Learn how you can contribute to the Open Access movement and expand the reach of your scholarship.

Using Zotero for Your Research
Lisa Bartle. Thurs., Nov. 3, 12-1:30 p.m. PL-2005
Zotero is a free, open-source, easy-to-use citation tool to help you collect, organize, and share your research sources. In addition, it automatically imports PDFs when possible, and it makes a bibliography in Word with a single click.

Demystifying Critical Information Literacy
Barbara Quarton Wed., Nov. 15, 12-1:15 p.m. PL-5005M
In this workshop, we will highlight the main features of CIL and untangle common misconceptions about this type of literacy. Faculty who participated in the library’s critical information literacy award will share their experiences integrating CIL into their classes.


Register now for any of these sessions on our workshop calendar.

If you have questions or would like to know more about these upcoming events, please contact Gina Schlesselman-Tarango at or call (909) 537-5127.

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