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Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Online

In a series of three workshops, learn to navigate the complex world of government information which provides official, authoritative, primary sources for almost every topic.

Historical government information & government financial documents: 

Government information, which can span decades if not centuries, offers primary and often detailed evidence on almost every topic in history. Come and explore different perspectives of world events from documents issued by various national governments. This session will also introduce core government financial documents which can be used for tracking spending and digging deeper into historical and contemporary policy. The budget, public accounts, and the estimates will be presented, including their functions and potential use cases in a variety of research scenarios.

Open to University of Toronto students, faculty, and staff.
More information on other events in the series:

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Online

This hands-on workshop introduces the R statistical programming language in RStudio. Participants can follow along the demonstration on their computer. The topics covered are importing and exploring data, creating graphs, creating new variables and managing data. It is most suitable for new R users or users looking to review their knowledge in R.

Date: Thursday, January 28, 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. 


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

Learn the basics for creating a Stop Motion video using Stop Motion Studio app and a mobile phone or tablet. At the end of the workshop, you will have knowledge of the tools, software and steps needed to make a basic Stop Motion video.



Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
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 humanities and social sciences undergraduate students. Graduate students might wish to consider the research-related skills offerings in the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

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

Critical Reading

Learn how to develop critical reading skills and how to incorporate them into the process of research and critical writing. This session concentrates on the skills of analysis and synthesis as they pertain to library research and academic writing. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn to:

    Describe the scholarly communication process, including the peer review process Conduct university-level library research and understand the basics of the argumentative essay Identify different types of sources and understand their role in your research process Read strategically to select the best sources and recognize their most important part(s). Employ criteria to evaluate sources for scope, authority and bias

Key terms for this session: Peer review, 3-D Reading, Bloom’s Taxonomy, primary & secondary sources.

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:

    Writing to Cite Annotated Bibliographies Literature Reviews
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Presenter: Alex Jung, Open Technology Specialist, Robarts Library, U of T Libraries
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. It is part of the library's ongoing Black History Month Wikipedia-Edit-a-Thon.

In order to mark Black History month in 2021, the University of Toronto Libraries, in collaboration with key community partners, is planning a month-long series of events to improve the quality of black history pages in Wikipedia. To kick off the event, we are holding a facilitated roundtable on the topic of remediating the historical record through public history initiatives and shared open knowledge.

Note: This event is open to the public.

Zoom link will be sent to registrants.

Learn more about the Black History Month Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon:


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