The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Mina Rees Library announcements

Fall 2022 Hours – Starting on Thursday, 8/25

Monday-Friday: 9am-10pm

Saturdays: 12pm-5pm

Sundays: Closed (After 9/10/22, open on Sundays from 12-5pm)

Starting 8/29: Reference Desk Hours: 3pm-6pm, 2nd Floor of the Library

Search the Library catalog (search bar) for books, articles, and more:

Set up a research consultation or get live research help via chat reference, anytime!

Read a welcome blog post by Chief Librarian Maura Smale

Attend a Library workshop online or an In-Person Tour (meet in the Library entrance) on the following dates:

Wednesday August 24 at 3pm 

Monday August 29th at 1pm 

Wednesday August 31st at 2pm 

Wednesday September 7th at 1pm

Workshops & Events:

  • Virtual Library Orientations – Register via the below links!

Welcome to the Fall semester! This workshop will cover all you need to know about using the Mina Rees Library. We’ll talk about how to find a journal, search for articles, identify a useful database, make use of InterLibrary Loan – and so much more! Recommended for all those new to The Graduate Center.

Friday, September 2, 2022, 1pm-2pm

“Predatory” Journals: How to Avoid the Shams and Scams

Date: Wednesday September 14th – 1pm-2pm
As a researcher, you are eager to publish your work. But don’t let your eagerness allow you to be fooled by fake (often called “predatory”) journals. These low-quality outlets exist for the sole purpose of profit, not for the dissemination of peer-reviewed research. Indeed, they frequently lie about their peer review practices and engage in other forms of deceit. Come learn how to spot these bad actors, and how to critically evaluate any journal before submitting a paper. We’ll also touch on “predatory” conferences and book publishers.


Zotero Drop-in Help – Mondays, 1-2pm

Stephen Klein holds one-on-one Zotero virtual office hours for drop-in video consultations on Mondays 1-2pm. Zotero is open source citation software enabling users to easily collect, organize, cite and share. These one-on-one sessions are great for consummate users who need troubleshooting assistance or new users who perfer a more informal approach.


Questions? Feel free to contact us by email or via 24/7 chat service. We’re happy to help out!

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