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Date: Thursday, March 22, 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: Thursday, March 22, from 1:00-2:30pm

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:

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 1:10pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Stephanie Orfano & Graeme Slaght
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

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

Note: This course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program.


This workshop focuses on bringing participants up to speed on the contours of the scholarly publishing system, and on how they can become active, informed participants in it. The workshop will  examine a range of topics, including:  scholarly publishing models, the scholarly publishing industry, elements of a publication agreement,  research impact and metrics, “predatory publishing,” researcher identity management, open access, and more.

Workshop participants will come away with a bundle of relevant and useful resources to help them navigate scholarly publishing in their discipline, as well as tips for staying aware of new developments.


Stephanie Orfano, Acting Head, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office.

Graeme Slaght, Copyright Outreach Librarian, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office.

Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 11:10am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Holly Inglis & Angela Henshilwood
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Engineers! In this workshop you will be introduced to the specialized tools that can help you find an array of business and market related information. This workshop will include:

  • the basics of market research
  • finding industry profiles
  • how to use business information databases
  • where to get more help with business resources

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

Hosted by librarians from the Engineering & Computer Science Library and Rotman's Milt Harris Library. If you have questions, please contact Angela Henshilwood

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


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