Library Workshops for First Year Students

Library Workshops run during the mid-semester period (Monday March 19, 2018 through Thursday March 22, 2018) and towards the end of the semester (Monday May 7 through Thursday May 10, 2018). There will be no CC CLUE library workshops on Fridays. We are offering an online CC CLUE library workshop from Feb 26, 2018 through May 10, 2018 at Instructions for the online CC CLUE will be on the Online Tutorials web page. Students must complete 5 online tutorials, then complete a special online quiz to receive online CC CLUE credit.

Although these workshops are designed for English 111 students, they are also appropriate for those taking introductory level and immersion courses.

There are 3 different Library Workshops, all worth CC CLUE credit. Workshops are one hour in length and include a quiz at the end that will be sent to your instructor.

The names and dates of the workshops are below.

All  12 workshops will take place in the Library Learning Lab, 1L-214.

1. Fake News: Thinking Critically About Information Sources  (CC CLUE Event)

In this workshop, students will learn how to recognize “fake news” and evaluate information sources for college research and everyday life.  There will be a special focus on identifying credible information found on social media, as well as different types of news sources and issues relating to credibility, bias, propaganda, and hoax sites.

2. Getting Started on your Research (CC CLUE Event)

Students will be introduced to the discovery tool, OneSearch, to find books and articles, as well as specific databases to find reference material and popular and scholarly articles.  By the end of the workshop, students will be able to locate the research materials necessary to complete their assignments.

3. Introduction to Citation Styles and Avoiding Plagiarism (CC CLUE Event)

This workshop will discuss the issue of plagiarism and the importance of citing properly.  By the end of the workshop, students will be able to avoid plagiarism and cite their sources in MLA and other citation styles.

In addition to our CC CLUE Workshops, the Library also offers a number of interactive, online tutorials with a quiz that can printed and given to faculty:

Please choose a date from the calendar below and select on “Click here to sign up!” to register.

For further information, contact Prof. Mark Aaron Polger at 718.982.4065 or