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Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online

For U of T students, faculty, and staff of all disciplines interested in learning more about researching companies and finding competitor information. Includes an overview of subscription databases and publicly available resources for company research.

You’ll learn how to:

    Evaluate different types of company information and understand the differences between public and private companies Find both direct and indirect competitor information Practice finding company documents and reports

When: September 29, 2020, 12-1 p.m. EST
Location: Online via Zoom. Registrants will receive a link prior to the session start.
Instructor: Catherine Fournier-Boulianne, Liaison Librarian, U of T Mississauga Library catherine.fournierboulianne@utoronto.ca

This workshop is part of the Entrepreneurship Research Co-Curricular Record as recognized by the University of Toronto. Students of all levels are eligible to participate in the CCR, and must provide their student number upon registration.

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTM

Does your research require you to build an archive of Instagram data? In this workshop attendees will learn how to scrape Instagram posts with the Instagram-Scraper program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading posts. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up Instagram data once it’s downloaded. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTM

Should you do a systematic or a scoping review? What is the difference? How do you start?

After attending this session, you will be able to answer these questions – and more – making it easier to plan your knowledge synthesis project.

Learning outcomes:

    distinguish between the features of, and workflows in, different types of knowledge syntheses; apply research question and search building strategies such as PICO; draft inclusion and exclusion criteria; gain awareness of UofT’s new knowledge synthesis tool, Covidence.

(This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter: Jesse Carliner, Ben Walsh, Rachel Beattie, Ferrin Evans, David Fernandez
Location: Online

Get the most out of your U of T Libraries! Learn about library services and LGBTQ+ resources, meet library staff, and get a behind the scenes look at special queer library and archival treasures! Please register with your UofT email address.

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Only U of T email addresses will be sent the Teams meeting link on the event date.

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