The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

GC Library – March Workshops

Research for Master’s Students

March 13, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In this workshop we will discuss research at a graduate level. Topics to be covered include searching for resources, choosing a topic, evaluating sources, and formatting a paper. Attendees will come away with strategies for taking their research to the next level.


Zotero on Your Laptop

March 20, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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. Please bring a laptop with you, and make sure you can install software on it, so our instructors can help you get started on your own devices.

– Learn the basics of Zotero

– Install Zotero on your laptop

– Create a Zotero account

– Place citations into your Zotero account

– Create a bibliography using Microsoft Word plug-in


Archival Research

March 27, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Please join us for “Archival Research: The Basics.” We’ll explore the fundamentals 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.