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Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

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: E.J. Pratt Library, E-Classroom (room 306) Directions

Other seminars in this series include:

    Critical Reading Writing to Cite Annotated Bibliographies

 

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Nadia Muhe
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This is a hands-on workshop that introduces the R statistical programming language using RStudio. The topics covered are reading, exploring, manipulating data and running some statistical tests. It is most suitable for new R users or users looking to review their knowledge in R.

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor. Map & Data Library Computer Lab: https://mdl.library.utoronto.ca/technology/computer-lab

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 2:10pm - 3:00pm
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, October 23rd 2:10pm - 3:00pm

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

Questions?

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

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter: Pat Serafini
Location: OISE Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Zotero is an open-source Firefox add-on that allows you to collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It’s easy to use, and it lives in your web browser where you do your work. By the end of the session, you will be able to:

Create in-text citations

Organize and share your references

Generate a bibliography in APA, MLA, Chicago, or other
citation styles

Import references from the library catalogue, database,
websites, and Google Scholar
Register for this workshop at: http://uoft.me/UofTLibWorkshop

***Please note, the location of the lab is not in the OISE library itself, but in Lab 6 of the Education Commons, 3rd Floor OISE building, north end

Research and teaching

  • Research and course guides

    Research advice, useful tools, and the best resources for your needs curated by librarians.

  • Researcher support

    Services to help you with all facets of your research: finding materials; discovering resources; and managing your publications and research data.

  • Copyright and syllabus services

    Support for course readings, syllabi, publishing, and open access.

New resources are being sought to continue to build the legacy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Canada's largest rare book library, for future generations of students and scholars.

Help strengthen our libraries and our collections to prepare our students to be global citizens.