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Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online

Research and Writing Seminars: Develop Your Scholarly Voice. Each session in this suite of four interactive seminars integrates the learning of academic research and writing skills and is taught by a librarian in collaboration with a writing instructor. The goal of each seminar is to help you develop your own voice as an emerging scholar by enabling you to identify, situate and substantiate your arguments in the context of the scholarly discussion taking place in your discipline. The seminars are designed for undergraduate humanities and social sciences students, but all are welcome.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Literature Reviews

Learn how to conduct comprehensive research and synthesize the “state of the art” knowledge on a particular topic. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

    The different kinds of literature reviews you may be asked to write at university The definition and purpose of literature reviews as part of the scholarly conversation Strategies for narrowing your topic and developing a thesis The steps to writing a literature review, including how to organize your content To avoid common mistakes students make when writing literature reviews

Key terms for this session: description versus evaluation, comparative analysis, synthesis, Literature Review Synthesis Matrix

Location: Online via Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you in the confirmation email upon registration.  

Other seminars in this series include:

    Critical Reading Writing to Cite Annotated Bibliographies
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace. 

This hands-on session will introduce you to the basics of Arduino using a virtual kit. At the end of the workshop, you will have a general understanding of circuitry and how to create a simple circuit using Arduino. 

Facilitator:

Adriana Sgro, Library Technician Reference & Makerspace Assistant | User Services, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

 

 

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTM

Does your research require you to build an archive of data from public websites? In this workshop attendees will learn how to automatically download webpages with the wget program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading webpages. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up data once it’s downloaded.

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Online

OJS Tips & Tricks is a series of 30 minute practical workshops led by Journal Production Services staff. This series is designed to help journal editors learn more about the different features available on your Open Journal Systems (OJS)* website and how they can benefit your journal. 

In this workshop we will go over the top new features available in the latest release, OJS 3.3, used by the library-hosted journals. These include:

    Article versioning Article usage and editorial activity stats and visualizatons Handy filters for submission list, and more

We will have time for Q & A so bring your questions!

*If you are a UofT journal who is not using OJS, you are welcome to join and learn what OJS can do for you.

The workshop will be recorded.

Workshop questions may be directed to Mariya Maistrovskaya, Digital Publishing Librarian at jps@library.utoronto.ca

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTM

The Unix shell is a powerful tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes. You can combine existing programs in different ways and automate repetitive tasks so you don’t need to type things over and over again. This workshop will go over the basics of the Unix shell, starting with working with files and directories, using pipes and filters, and a little bit of shell scripting.

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