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Fall Graduate Student Reception and Workshop Series

August 31, 2009

Help us kick off a new school year by joining us at our Annual Graduate Student Reception. It is a great opportunity to meet your subject librarian, as well as mingle with your fellow graduate students over some complimentary food and drinks. We will be giving away NYU Bookstore gift certificates to three lucky attendees. The reception will take place:

–> Thursday, September 17th, 6:00-8:00, 6th floor North Reading Room, Bobst library

Please RSVP by going to

We are also offering a series of Graduate Student-focused workshops, where you can learn everything from how to organize your bibliographies, to how to track down those tricky citations, to how to be a more effective research assistant (and much more). For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to:


As a new or returning Graduate Student at NYU, you should know that we have been working hard over the past two years to expand and improve our services and spaces to fit your needs, and we hope you’ll help us keep improving.

We look forward to meeting you and wish you the best of luck this semester!

— The Bobst Graduate Student Working Group


Summer Library Classes

May 22, 2009

This summer we’re offering the same hands-on classes as offered during the fall/spring semesters along with a small sampling of the Data Service Studio tutorials.

There was a STATA class today but all other classes start next week so there’s still time to register at


January 27, 2009

ITS (Information Technology Services) and the NYU Libraries offer a variety of free classes that can help you take advantage of the technology and Library resources available to you in support of your research and coursework.

ITS classes ( include NYU Blackboard training, as well as workshops in the use of the NYURoam wireless network and (in collaboration with the Libraries) statistics and mapping software.

NYURoam Wireless Workshops are held throughout the semester every Wednesday from 4-6 pm in the Kimmel Center Second Floor Commuter Lounge. During January and February, additional sessions will be offered on Fridays from noon-2pm. Please see for the full schedule and to register for a workshop session.

Workshops and training in the use of GIS and statistical mapping packages are offered by the Data Service Studio, an ITS/NYU Libraries facility. In the coming weeks, these include SPSS (Introductory: Feb. 2, 10; Intermediate: Feb. 24), SAS (Feb. 9, 17), and Stata (Feb. 5), as well as classes in a variety of other research-computing related subjects. For further information and to register, visit

The Libraries also offer an extensive set of workshops, classes and tours in the use of Library resources and tools. Visit for details.

Using Library Resources in your Blackboard Course Site

December 4, 2008

Do you want to include course readings and links to licensed library resources in your Blackboard site?

Do you want your students to access full-text articles, book chapters, databases, or other resources directly from your course page?

The NYU Library has thousands of digital resources-all licensed for use on Blackboard. Learn how to add these to your Blackboard site by attending a hands-on session in the library, and find out how librarians can help you with your course site.

Get a head start on your Spring semester. There are six sessions to choose from in December, January and February:

  • Thursday, December 11, 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 18, 10:00 AM
  • Thursday, January 8, 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 15, 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 27, 10:00 AM
  • Thursday, February 5, 10:00 AM

Sign up for a session now by clicking here.

Please note that all sessions require a basic familiarity with Blackboard, and are not intended for those without experience in basic Blackboard features. Please note that we will be using the new (spring 2009) version of Blackboard for our demos, but we will not be able to answer questions about the new release. (For help with basic Blackboard questions, please visit the ITS site)

-The NYU Libraries Blackboard Team

Hands-on Library Workshops

May 23, 2008

Library workshops start next week but there’s still time to register at

Tue., May 27, 2:00-2:30 pm
Tue., July 8, 2:00-2:30 pm

FINDING PERIODICAL ARTICLES (USING DATABASES) Wed., May 28, 2:00-3:15 pm Wed., June 11, 6:00-7:15 pm Wed., July 9, 2:00-3:15 pm Wed., July 23, 6:00-7:15 pm

Thu., May 29, 2:00-3:00 pm
Thu., June 12, 6:00-7:00 pm
Thu., July 10, 3:00-4:00 pm
Thu., July 24, 6:00-7:00 pm

Thu., June 5, 3:00-4:00 pm
Thu., June 19, 6:00-7:00 pm
Thu., July 17, 2:00-3:00 pm
Thu., July 31, 6:00-7:00 pm

Fri., May 30, 2:00-3:00 pm
Tue., June 17, 6:00-7:00 pm
Fri., July 11, 2:00-3:00 pm
Tue., July 29, 6:00-7:00 pm

Fri., June 6, 2:00-3:00 pm
Fri., July 18, 2:00-3:00 pm

We look forward to helping you with your summer research.

Graduate Student Spring Cleanup Series

March 10, 2008

Graduate Students:

Why not use Spring Break to “clean up” your research and organizational skills?

The NYU Bobst Library is holding a series of workshops and clinics especially for graduate students. These sessions focus on core skills like:

• Finding citations and expanding your research
• Organizing your research using an easy personal database called RefWorks
• Finding and ordering research materials from other institutions
• …And much more

Some of the sessions are one-hour sessions on a single topic, while others are designed to give you a chance to get help with whatever questions you might have. All sessions are led by expert librarians, and take place in the Bobst Library computer labs on Lower Level 1.

So you can’t go somewhere fun in the sun for Spring Break; you can still make the rest of your semester a little less stressful and a little easier.

Find all the details and sign up at this link

For more information about what the NYU Libraries can do for Graduate Students, see your web front door:


The Graduate Student Community Working Group

Spring Library Classes

January 30, 2008

There’s still time to register for the following library classes at

Library Tour and Introduction to BobCat

  • Fri., Feb. 1 — 10:00 am
  • Thu., Feb. 7 — 2:00 pm
  • Wed., Feb. 13 — 3:00 pm
  • Tue., Feb. 19 — 6:30 pm

Finding Periodical Articles (Using Databases)

  • Tue., Feb. 5 — 2:00 pm
  • Fri., Feb. 15 — 10:00 am
  • Wed., Feb. 20 — 6:30 pm
  • Tue., Feb. 26 — 3:30 pm


  • Wed., Feb. 6 — 3:30 pm (Science focus, featuring Ovid and Web of Science)
  • Thu., Feb. 14 — 4:00 pm (Science focus, featuring Ovid and Web of Science)
  • Thu. Feb. 21 — 4:00 pm
  • Fri., Feb. 29 — 10:00 am (Science focus, featuring Ovid and Web of Science)

Advanced RefWorks

  • Thu., Feb 14 — 10:00 am
  • Wed., Feb. 20 — 3:00 pm


  • Wed., Feb. 13 — 11:00 am
  • Thu., Feb. 28 — 2:00 pm

Google Expert

  • Mon., Feb. 4 — 2:00pm
  • Wed., Feb. 20 — 10:00 am

For class descriptions, information about March classes and new walk-in sessions, and registration, go to: