Research and Publishing Workshops for Graduates Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences

By Sandy Hervieux, Jessica Lange, Michael David MILLER, and Nikki Tummon

Starting one’s graduate studies can be overwhelming. To support McGill’s graduate students, McGill Library has created the workshop series Research and Publishing for Graduate Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This series is composed of two sessions: advanced search techniques and trends in scholarly publishing. While the workshops are complementary, it is not necessary to attend both; students can pick and choose what suits their needs best.

Discover the workshops below!

Research and Publishing for Graduate Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Advanced Search Techniques:

Provides graduate students with the skills to:

  • craft and advanced search strategy for their topics
  • search multidisciplinary and subject databases
  • conduct citation searches
  • set up alerts on topics in order to stay current on new research
  • organize their searches and search results

Date: Thursday October 21 @ 10am


Research and Publishing for Graduate Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Trends in Scholarly Publishing:

Provides graduate student an overview of:

  • the peer-review process
  • how to select a journal to publish in
  • publishing trends
  • frequently asked questions on dissertations and publishing.

Date: Thursday November 2 @ 12pm


Québécois and Muslim…What Does the Future Hold? A New Exhibition at the Redpath Library Building

The exhibition, Québécois and Muslim…What Does the Future Hold? consists of 34 photographs of various sizes showcasing the diversity of Muslims in Quebec. The photographs draw attention to a more complex reality and move away from the common stereotypes surrounding Muslims.

This exhibition is part of a cross Quebec series of events and is supported by many departments at McGill including the Office of the Associate Provost, the Institute of Islamic Studies and the School of Religious Studies. It was coordinated by Audrey Lamothe of The Peace Network with the support of Élodie Ekobena from Centre justice et foi.

The exhibition will run from January 25th to February 7th, to coincide with Muslim Awareness Week, and is located in the Redpath Library Building, in the recently launched exhibition space.

For more information, consult the exhibition’s Information Booklet.

New Workshops: Zotero

Starting in October, the library will be offering new workshops about Zotero. This free and open source software enables you to organize your research, create bibliographies and insert citations or footnotes in your assignments. You can download Zotero here.

The workshops will feature hands-on components and students are encouraged to bring their own laptops to practice. Computers will also be available in the room. The workshops will be offered on the following dates; please click on the links to register: