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Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Presenter: Kelly Schultz
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In an ideal world, any data you collect or obtain would be clean and formatted perfectly for analysis and visualization. But the reality is that data can be really messy! Cleaning and reformatting your data can be a time-consuming and tedious task, but there are ways to speed things up and automate repetitive tasks. OpenRefine can help!

This workshop will provide an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for exploring, cleaning and manipulating “messy” data. Through hands-on activities, using a variety of datasets, participants will learn how to:

    Explore and identify patterns in data Normalize data using facets and clusters Manipulate and generate new textual and numeric data Transform and reshape datasets Use the General Regular Expression Language (GREL) to undertake advanced manipulations Use APIs to augment existing datasets

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor. Map & Data Library Computer Lab

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus
Part 2: Beyond MEDLINE: Translating Search Strategies for Knowledge Syntheses

Audience: University of Toronto graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: Robarts Library Electronic Classroom  (4th floor)

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

In order to minimize bias and base your research on as much evidence as possible, you will have to search more than one journal article database for published literature. A search strategy often has to be revised for different databases and resources to take advantage of the strengths and unique features of each.

Building on the structured approach we practiced in Part 1, in this hands-on workshop students will:

    Review Medline strategy from Part 1 and prepare it for translation Delve deeper into the advanced features of interfaces and databases which allow for editing and refining a search strategy Identify potential sources for bias in their search and develop strategies to mitigate them Translate and execute structured search strategies using different databases, including OVID Embase, Ebsco CINAHL, and Cochrane Central Prepare database search strategies and compose search methods, such that they can be repeated and to ensure proper reporting

Instructors

Erica Lenton, MA, MLIS, is the rehabilitation and kinesiology librarian with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. Prior to arriving at Gerstein, Erica worked in continuing medical education and more recently, as a solo hospital librarian at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta. Through her experience in hospital and academic health science libraries, she has been involved in a number of systematic and scoping reviews and has provided expert searching and systematic review training for clinicians, students, and faculty.

Kaitlin Fuller, MLIS, is one of the medicine librarians with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. She coordinates the information literacy education of students enrolled in the MD Program. She also supports faculty and student research at the University of Toronto. Kaitlin has supported a number of knowledge synthesis projects by providing training and/or searches. Kaitlin joined the University of Toronto from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury, where she was an education librarian.

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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!

Location

Room 302, Third Floor, John M. Kelly Library

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

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Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Presenter: Academic Success Centre
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Location: Blackburn Room - 4th Floor, Robarts Library, 130 St George St, Toronto, ON

Organizer: Academic Success Centre

This workshop will build on parts  1 and 2 of “Getting Back on Track”: we will discuss strategies for identifying different ways of studying and working so that students can find ways to capitalize on their strengths in studying for final exams and preparing final papers. Students who come to part I (in week 2) will return to the plan that they made, and make adjustments for the end of term.

Click here to register for this workshop.

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