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Library Workshops

In addition to this content, are happy to meet with you by appointment on zoom. Our most popular workshops have been recorded and are below.  Instructors: we'd be happy to come to your zoom class or record a special topic for your Moodle space.

Questions? Contact the librarians on chat or email Moodle questions and appointments: moodle@gtu.ed

Library Workshops

Library workshops will look a little different this year, some sessions were recorded to accomidate 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 live on zoom. 

At this time we will not be offering any in-person, face-to-face workshops. However, if you have a topic you are interested in, let us know and we can offer it live in zoom or as a recorded session.

Our workshops are open to all.

Using the Library

Fall 2021 Library Orientation (30 mins)

This is an orientation video for new students, but if it's been a while since you have used the library from home, this video is for you too! Don't worry if you can't find your student ID card to login, the number is also listed in your student information system (where you register for classes) or you can ask your registrar.

Other quick helpful videos-

Using Curbside Pickup in Berkeley or San Anselmo (6 min. video)

Requesting Scans of print materials (14 min. video)




Zotero is free citation manangement software. It will organize your research, create your foot notes, and produce an alphabetized bibliography in the citation managment 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.

We've divided Zotero into a series of videos, but you can chat or email us with questions.

Zotero Basics: how to install and use Zotero (47 min. video)

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)


Biblical Exegesis

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

Biblical Exegesis Live Zoom workshops (two sessions to choose from)

Thursday Sept. 23rd With Naw San 10-11 am (pacific time)

Monday Sept. 27th with Naw San 11 am - noon (pacific time) Rescheduled: 1-2pm

This session will be held in zoom room (5106492501)


Finding Primary Sources for Biblical Research

Learn about the primary sources for biblical and theological research and how to access them in both print and digital formats.

Monday Oct. 4th with Naw San at 10 -11 am (pacific time)

This session will be held in zoom room (5106492501)



Resources for Out of State Students (or just out of the Bay Area)

Are you away from the Bay Area? Learn about using the ATLA reciprocal borrowing program (US & Canada), Interlibrary Loan, and to get print materials for your research.

Monday Sept. 27th with Beth at 9 - 9:30 am (pacific time)

This session will be held in zoom room (5106492501)



The GTU has a subscription to Grammarly; login information for this grammar checker will show on the frontpage Moodle after you login.

Grammarly Workshop (16 mins)

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.


Highlights of the New Databases

We have subscribed to a number of new databases including: ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global Database, Project Muse Premier Collection, Sage Premier All Access eJournals, Oxford Reference Collections, Oxford Bibliography of Biblical Studies, LGBTQ+ Source, Digitalia Hispanica, ArtStor, and more. We have added these resources into our collections, and they are available via Summon or on the e-resources page.

New Electronic Resources! (10 minutes)