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Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In this introductory hands-on workshop, you will gain an overview of Endnote X8, a desktop 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. 

EndNote Level 1: Introduction for Beginners

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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

Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski, Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre

Who can register?: Open to all current U of T students, faculty, or staff.

What's Covered:

  • Import references from health science databases (e.g. Medline, PubMed), websites, and Google Scholar
  • Create a bibliography in APA, MLA, Vancouver, or other citation styles
  • Create in-text citations in Microsoft Word using Cite While You Write
  • Organize and share your references

What’s required – technical specifications:

This session will be demonstrated on lab computers with EndNote X8 Desktop installed on it already.

All demonstrations will be performed on a PC, using the Firefox browser.  To download Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox

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Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Vincci Lui, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Do you already use EndNote, but wonder how this citation management program can help simplify your research workflow?

In this advanced, hands-on workshop, you will learn additional techniques for using EndNote X8 Desktop to manage your references throughout your systematic or scoping review. You will have the chance to practice methods designed to improve the effective use of EndNote while maintaining the rigour required for your review. 

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 1-3pm

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

Presenter: Vincci Lui, Gerstein Health Science Librarian


Who can register?: Open to all current U of T students, faculty, or staff.

EndNote Level II: Advanced Techniques for Systematic Reviews 

This course is designed for:

  • Students and researchers in the health sciences in the process of conducting or planning a systematic or scoping review
  • Current users of EndNote Desktop looking to engage with its more advanced functions


  • This workshop does NOT cover introductory material on EndNote Desktop or EndNote Basic (the online version).
  • Before taking this workshop, it is expected that you are already familiar with the basic functions of Endnote Desktop, including the following:
    • direct exporting references from databases
    • creating libraries
    • exporting bibliographies
    • using EndNote’s Cite While You Write tool in Word
  • If you are not already familiar with these functions, then we strongly recommend taking Endnote Level I: Introduction for Beginners. 

What’s covered in this advanced workshop:

  • Batch export results from various databases, such as Ovid (e.g. Medline), EBSCO (e.g. CINAHL), and Scopus databases
  • Improve the sensitivity of the deduplication feature
  • Best practices for creating and sharing groups/libraries with your supervisor/research team
  • Annotate records to track databases searched
  • Add custom fields to add reviewer’s comments
  • Export a bibliography with abstracts to enable title/abstract screening
  • Use EndNote to locate full-text articles of included articles
  • Best practices for managing, sharing, and transferring long documents in Word
  • Prepare for publication by inserting figures, using manuscript templates, customizing a citation style, and creating journal abbreviation term lists

What’s required – technical specifications:


  • This session will use EndNote X8 Desktop, and will be demonstrated on a PC. 
  • Mac users are welcome to bring their own laptops, but all demonstrations will be performed on a PC, using the Firefox browser.  To download Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox 

About the presenter:

Vincci Lui, MISt, is the public health librarian with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. Prior to working at the University of Toronto, she worked as an academic librarian for nutrition and food sciences at McGill University.  Over the years, she has been involved in a number of scoping reviews, and provides training on expert database searching and citation management (EndNote and RefWorks).

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

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, June 26 1:10pm - 2:00pm

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

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein 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/3dprinting

Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Chris Kim
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Orientation to campus resources for students with startups or interested in startups, including startups and ventures, accelerators, courses and programs, library resources, commercialization, funding opportunities, and Toronto community resources.

You will leave with:

  • knowledge of how the university supports student and faculty startups through space, training, and mentorship
  • an understanding of campus accelerators, pitch competitions, and funding opportunities
  • further library workshops available on the topic of entrepreneurship research
  • a guide of where to go to find more information at U of T and around Toronto


Next session: Wed May 30, 2018, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Electronic Class Room, Fourth Floor, Robarts Library
Instructor: Chris Kim, Entrepreneurship Librarian  |  Gerstein Science Information Centre | csy.kim@utoronto.ca


Note: This workshop is free and registration is required. However, we have a minimum attendance threshold for this course to run. If you cannot attend this workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10. Please note, it is your responsibility to sign-in next to your name on the attendance sheet for this workshop. A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.

This session is part of the Entrepreneurship Research Skills co-curricular record. To participate, bring your T-Card and register at the beginning of the session.


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