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Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 1:10pm - 3:00pm

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 1:10-03:00

Location: Robarts Library, 5th floor, Map and Data Lab, rm. 5-053

Audience: Graduate Students and Faculty engaged in Humanities and Social Sciences research.

Description: Learn how to find the articles that you need, efficiently and effectively. This workshop will help you:

  • Find the right journal databases for your needs.
  • Judge when to use a specialized index and when to use a comprehensive database like ProQuest or Summon.
  • Learn to search the indexes like an expert, using keywords and subject terms to find the best articles in less time.
  • Find the full text of journal articles online or in print.

Hands-on practice time and individual attention will be provided to allow participants to work at their own level, and to focus on their own discipline.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara McDowell

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm

Essential Research Skills workshop series

Set yourself up for academic success by learning essential research skills that can help you save time, get better grades, deepen your engagement with your subject, and boost your confidence. Participants learn how to develop successful research questions; how to effectively search for quality resources; how to critically evaluate and choose the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers say they’re looking for.

Take these workshops individually or take all four for credit in the Co-Curricular Record. Each workshop will be offered several times over the year - check back for more dates.


Essential Research Skills: Getting Started

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4:10-5:30

Location: Robarts LIbrary. e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions

Description: 84% of students say getting started is the hardest part of the research process. Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • assess your own confidence levels with the different parts of the process
  • understand the requirements of an assignment
  • identify different starting points (includes how to use Wikipedia and how not to)
  • use a variety of tools to develop sound research topics

Questions? Please contact Eveline Houtman.

Other workshops in the series:

  • Finding Scholarly Sources
  • Choosing the Best Sources for Your Topic
  • Citing and Organizing Your Work


Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Date: Sept. 18, 2014

Time: 12:30-1:00

Location: Robarts Library, e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions

Description: This workshop will tell you everything you need to know about the library during your first few weeks on campus.  Friendly librarians will introduce you to the basics of using the library’s spaces, services, and collections.

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Save time by learning to create a bibliography with a few quick clicks!

 RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that enables you to collect, manage and share your research citations. It is available for free to current UofT students, faculty, and staff.  By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  •     Import references from the library catalogue, databases, websites, and Google Scholar
  •     Generate a bibliography in APA, MLA, Chicago, or other citation styles
  •     Create in-text citations
  •     Organize and share your references

This session will focus on examples for research in the field of education. No prior RefWorks knowledge required.


Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Location: Gerstein Instruction Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 2nd Floor.

Improve your research skills, review your search strategies, and get up to date on new developments in database searching.

Ideal for graduate or upper level undergraduate students working on term papers or theses.

*Grad Students Please Note: in-depth research skills workshops for GPS credit will be offered later in the term*