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Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This orientation session covers the basics of how to use Gerstein’s HTC Vive studio,  Google Cardboard, and 360 camera.

Virtual Reality Equipment Orientation

Date: Tuesday, March 27 1:10pm - 2:00pm

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

Presenters: Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

  • How to experience VR on your phone with Google Cardboard (available from Gerstein on short-term loan)
  • How to create and share VR photos and movies with the Ricoh Theta S 360 camera (available from Gerstein on short-term loan)
  • How to set up and use the HTC Vive studio at Gerstein
  • A chance to try Google Blocks - create 3D sculptures on models in virtual space!
  • A short overview of the tools you can use to create your own VR apps 


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

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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: Tuesday, March 27, from 2:00-1:30pm

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

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

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:

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenter: Kelly Schultz
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Through a combination of lecture and activities, this three-hour workshop will use a data visualization workflow model to introduce students to best practices and guidelines for designing effective visualizations and evaluating visualizations. For the final part of the workshop, students will get a chance to work with a common data visualization tool, Tableau Desktop, creating visualizations such as a line graph of average temperature by month, a treemap of population by world regions, and a stacked bar graph of word frequencies in Romeo and Juliet. For more information on Data Visualization, including topics covered in the workshop, and services offered by the libraries, see our Data Visualization Guide.

Location: Robarts Library. e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Kelly Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Write with others—with a writing instructor for support. Everyone is welcome! Please bring a printout of your work—and your laptop. Come prepared to work on your essay while an instructor moves around the room to help you and others with questions, problem areas or essay structure. Try to have focused questions ready to ask!


Room 302, Third Floor, John M. Kelly Library

113 St. Joseph Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 3C2 Canada

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