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

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: 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


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

Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski

RefWorks for Medical and Health Science Research

Date: Monday, October 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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


Ref Works – a freely available web based citation management tool that allows you to download and store your references from the wealth of the library’s resources, and “automatically” insert them into your paper.  

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, Vancouver, or other citation styles
  •     Create in-text citations
  •     Organize and share your references

This session is restricted to students in the field of medical and health sciences. 

Presented by: 

Dana Kuszelewski
Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre

Email questions to: dana.kuszelewski[at]utoronto.ca


Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski

Do you avoid work? Are your readings for class never done? Do you stay up all night to finish assignments at the last minute? Do you hand in assignments late or not at all? 

If you procrastinate, this workshop can help. Through group discussion and hands-on activities, you will learn the reasons for procrastination, identify your personal procrastination habits, and learn practical strategies to develop more effective work habits. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their course schedule, course syllabi, and any day-timers or calendars they use to the workshop.

Location: Robarts Library - 4th Floor Reference Room, 130 St. George St. (enter through double office doors) 

Organizer: Susan Hopkirk, Academic Success Centre 

For more information, contact Susan Hopkirk

Registration is required:  Sign up at http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/st/eventschedule.aspx?event_id=3383

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski

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

Instructor: Tracy Zahradnik

Description: RefWorks is a citation management software that allows you to import, organize and share references. You can also use RefWorks to create bibliographies and for in-text citation. 

In this hands-on session, you will learn how to import references from article databases, the library catalogue and Google Scholar, manage folders within RefWorks, create bibliographies and share your references. Write-n-cite will be discussed.

This workshop also include a short demonstration of EndNote (a different citation management software) so you can compare these two tools to find one that works best for your needs.