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Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 2:30pm - 3:50pm

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 choose and critically evaluate the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers look for in potential employees.

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: Finding Scholarly Sources

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 2:10-3:30 PM

Location: Computer Lab, John W. Graham Library, Trinity College (Devonshire Place)

DescriptionEngaging with the research literature on a topic is essential to your own research, whether you’re writing a paper for an undergraduate assignment or doing original research for your Ph.D. dissertation. Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • recognize the characteristics of a scholarly article
  • find scholarly sources more efficiently and effectively
  • select the best places to search for scholarly sources on your topic
  • design an effective search strategy for your topic

Questions? Please contact Courtney Lundrigan.

Other workshops in the series:

  • Getting Started
  • Choosing the Best Sources for Your Topic
  • Citing and Organizing Your Work
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Presenter: Erica Lenton

Engineering Undergraduate Library Skills Workshop Series

This workshop series will help you learn how to find, evaluate, and organize quality information sources for your assignments. The 80-minute sessions taught by librarians, include hands-on activities to explore essential research tools and techniques. 

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

Engineering Undergraduate Library Skills: Evaluating Information

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12:30-1:50pm

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

Engineers can't always rely on the scholarly literature to support their work. And the information source that's relevant for one project may not be suitable for another. Acquire the tools to help you judge if a resource is credible, relevant, authoritative and more. The workshop will include lecture, hands-on activities and discussion. 

Questions? Please contact Angela Henshilwood 

Other workshops in the series:

  • Finding Information
  • Organizing Information

      

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Erica Lenton

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Wednesday, November 12 2:10pm - 3:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles

Questions?

Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at http://guides.library.utoronto.ca.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/3Dprinting

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Presenter: Erica Lenton

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 choose and critically evaluate the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers look for in potential employees

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: Choosing the best sources for your topic

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:10-5:30 PM

Location: Computer Lab, John W. Graham Library, Trinity College (Devonshire Place)

Description:With so much information available - not just scholarly articles but news sources, government publications, websites, social media -  researchers often struggle with choosing the best materials for their needs. This is particularly difficult if you’re new to a subject - how do you know who to pay attention to?

Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • develop your own criteria for evaluating the value of a potential source depending on your context
  • recognize external markers of quality
  • take into account academic impact and influence
  • take into account the role different sources play in your writing

Questions? Please contact Courtney Lundrigan.

Other workshops in the series:

  • Getting Started
  • Finding Scholarly Sources
  • Citing and Organizing Your Work
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 6:10pm - 7:00pm
Presenter: Erica Lenton

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 4 6:10pm - 7:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles

Questions?

Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at http://guides.library.utoronto.ca.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/3Dprinting