Libraries offer free classes in research skills, citation management

January 07, 2011

The University Libraries are offering a number of free classes this semester that will help students and others hone their research skills and streamline their work. “Research in a Nutshell” is a basic library research class that will show students how to search for books and articles in the library catalog and in selected online databases such as ProQuest. One-hour sessions will be held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 8, in room 104 Pattee Library (the Gateway Lab), and at 10 a.m. on March 9, in 315 Pattee Library, west. No registration is required, and these sessions are open to the public.

The following sessions on citation management tools are open to Penn State students, staff and faculty and require advance registration. To register, go to (classes are listed under “Library Research and Thesis Support.” All classes will be held in 315 Pattee Library, west).


-- Monday, Jan. 24, 1–2 p.m.

-- Friday, Feb. 11, 9–10 a.m.

-- Wednesday, Feb. 23, noon–1 p.m.

-- Wednesday, March 16, 3–4 p.m.


-- Wednesday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

-- Thursday, Feb. 24, 3–4:30 p.m.

-- Tuesday, March 22, 1–2:30 p.m.

Introduction to Zotero

-- Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1–2:30 p.m.

-- Monday, Feb. 21, 3–4:30 p.m.

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Rachelle Eisenhower, 814-865-9257, in advance of your participation.

Last Updated January 18, 2011