In addition to the workshop offerings below, librarians are happy to meet with you by appointment on zoom. Some of the most popular workshops are recorded and linked below. Instructors: we'd be happy to come to your zoom class or record a special topic for your Moodle space.
Librarians offer workshops in person and online: some sessions can be recorded to accommodate your time zone and schedule, and some workshops have been turned into guides that you can use at your own pace. We can also meet with you one-on-one live on zoom.
Our workshops are open to all.
Using the Library
Library Orientation with Q/A
Meet one-on-one with a librarian to discover time-saving tools and tricks for library research. All are welcome (not just new students), especially if you are returning to your studies after an extended break. Faculty and staff are always welcome to take a tour of the physical library or meet to discuss their research needs.
Library Tour with Q/A
If you haven't had a chance to see the renovated GTU Library space, drop by the reference desk to receive a tour. A librarian will be available 9am-noon and 1pm-3pm to show you the best places to study and show you how the collections are organized.
Helpful videos for students and faculty who are not on campus in Berkeley:
Library Orientation for Online Students and Faculty (38 mins) - Will you be using the library resources online only and not coming to campus? This video is for you!
Requesting Scans of print materials Need some pages from a book or journal article from the library? This is for you. (14 min. video)
Top Time Saving Tips for PhD Students (22 min recorded workshop)
Zotero (zotero.org) is free citation management software. It will organize your research, create your foot-notes, and produce an alphabetized bibliography in the citation management style of your choice. Most students say it saves them 2-3 hours per paper. It integrates with your browser and word processor for a smooth research and writing experience.
*NEW* Zotero 6 online tutorial- this updated Zotero now has iPad compatablity.
Adding Feeds in Zotero: stay current when new resources are published (21 min. video)
Annotate PDFs using Zotfile: a plug-in that allows you to highlight and annotate files in your zotero library (guide)
AI Tools for Literature Reviews: Learn how to leverage tools and apps to gather relevant articles and seamlessly import them into Zotero. Follow relevant journals and get notified when a new article matches your research interests.
Finding Dissertations and Theses
Looking for Theses and Dissertations? This short video can help. (6 mins)
Learn to use both print and online resources for biblical exegesis available through the GTU library and on the Internet.
Biblical Exegesis (guide) available anytime
Mini Biblical Exegesis tutorial (15 min. recording) - Getting started with Biblical Exegesis
The GTU has a subscription to Grammarly. Information for this grammar checker will appear on the front page of Moodle after you login.
Grammarly can check your emails, documents, essays, and more. Take the guesswork out of writing great emails, documents, and posts. Easily improve any text. Eliminate grammar errors.