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Library Instruction

Library Workshops for First Year Students


  • Library Workshops run during the mid-semester and at the end of the semester period
    • Tues and Thurs Oct 16 & 18 and Tues and Thurs Oct 23 & 25, 2018
    • Tues Dec 4, Thurs Dec 6, and Tues Dec 11, 2018.

There will be 9 CC CLUE library workshops this semester.


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

In-person workshops: there are 3 different Library Workshops, all worth CC CLUE credit. Workshops are 1 hour in length and include a quiz at the end that will be emailed to your instructor.

All 9 workshops take place in the Library Learning Lab (room 1L-214)

1. Fake News: Thinking Critically About Information Sources  (CC CLUE Event)
Oct 18 & 25, 2018 (2:30pm-3:30pm)
Dec 11, 2018         (2:

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)
Oct 16 & 23, 2018 (2:30pm-3:30pm)
Dec 4, 2018           (2:30pm-3:30pm)

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)
Oct 18 & 25, 2018 (6:30pm-7:30pm)
Dec 6, 2018           (6:00pm-7:00pm)

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 select a date from the calendar below. Pre-registration is not required.

For further information, contact First Year Outreach Librarian, Prof. Mark Aaron Polger at 718.982.4065 or