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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, October 21, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski

RefWorks for Medical and Health Science Research

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 21,12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

Presented by

Dana Kuszelewski
Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre

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

Description:

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. 

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014; 1:30-3:00pm

Location: Robarts Library, 4th floor electronic classroom

Description: Graduate students require so much digital information during their research process that it can be difficult to remain organized. This two-part workshop will introduce students to tools that will help increase their personal productivity during the research process.

Part 1 (October 21) will look at citation management software programs that help save, organize, and share references and files, as well as create bibliographies and interface with word processing programs.

(Part 2 info & registration)

Note: this course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program. Students must attend both Part 1 and Part 2 of Online Tools to receive a GPS credit.

Facilitators: Heather Buchansky, Student Engagement Librarian & Judith Logan, Reference Librarian, Robarts Library

Questions? Contact Heather Buchansky

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
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.

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski

EndNote Basic (formerly EndNote Web)

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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

Description:

EndNote Basic– 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

Presented by: 

Dana Kuszelewski
Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre

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