Are you a new student? Come to one of our workshops!
First Year Library Basics
I know how to use the Internet, why would I use the library? My professor wants me to use resources I've never used. Can I get help with my research?
These are questions every first year student asks. Get answers at these workshops, where a librarian will show you how to find the kinds of resources your professors expect you to use in college. Here's a bonus — some professors offer extra credit!
These workshops are offered every quarter. Check our current Library Workshop schedule.
But wait — you have to sign up in advance! Register for First Year Workshops.
Research Tips for Transfer Students
The CSUSB library is different from the community college library you're used to! Drop in at one of these workshops to find out about our databases, services, and how to get help with your research.
This workshop is offered several times during Fall Quarter. Check our current Library Workshop schedule.No need to register; just drop in!
Graduate Studies Workshop Series
The library co-sponsors these workshops with the Office of Graduate Studies. Check our current Library Workshop schedule.
Has it been a while since you've done research? Don't worry, we'll give you the tools you need to get started. In this workshop, you'll get up-to-speed on current research strategies and library services that will simplify your college life. CSUSB's library has many outstanding online resources-nearly 100 subscription databases that you can use for free-and this workshop shows you how to use them.
You know how to do basic database searching, and you're ready to move to the next level in your research. At this advanced workshop, learn about controlled vocabulary, field searching, and how to follow in-text citations quickly and easily to produce a balanced literature review on your research question. Be sure to attend the advanced workshop designed especially for your college to learn about the core databases in your field.
Learn to cite and manage multiple sources with ease using Zotero, a free citation management plug-in that helps make the writing process smoother and more enjoyable. This is a hands-on workshop where you create your own Zotero account and practice using it. View our Zotero Library Guide.
Register for a Grad Studies workshop, or RSVP required to Grad Studies, 909-537-5058.