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Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library

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 humanities and social sciences undergraduate students. Graduate students might wish to consider the research-related skills offerings in the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Annotated Bibliographies

The session addresses the “big picture” of the place of annotated bibliographies in the scholarly conversation, as well as “nuts-and-bolts” strategies for researching and evaluating books and articles to identify the best sources on a topic. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

  • To recognize different types of annotated bibliography assignments
  • How annotated bibliographies fit within the broader framework of documentation and how various schools of documentation treat annotated bibliographies differently
  • To define the scope of your research to make good choices about including and excluding sources
  • To identify landmark or influential studies on your topic

Key terms for this session: Bloom’s Taxonomy, search strategy, background research, scholarly sources, popular sources, description & evaluation

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

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Critical Reading
  • Writing to Cite
  • Literature Reviews
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

This workshop provides an introduction to using SPSS to perform common data management and basic statistical analysis tasks. Participants will work through hands-on exercises in SPSS, and will learn to import spreadsheets, manage and edit data, create charts and other visualizations, and run descriptive statistical tests. Note: this workshop will not cover advanced statistical concepts, but participants will be provided with suggested resources for additional skills development.

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Location: Robarts Library

Essential Research Skills workshop series

Set yourself up for academic success by learning essential research skills that can help you save time, get better grades, deepen your engagement with your subject, and boost your confidence. Participants learn how to develop successful research questions; how to effectively search for quality resources; how to choose and critically evaluate the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers look for in potential employees

Take these workshops individually or take all four for credit in the Co-Curricular Record. Each workshop will be offered several times over the year - check back for more dates.

 

Essential Research Skills: Getting Started

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

Description: Did you know that most cases of plagiarism at U of T are unintentional? You may want to use information responsibly, but be unsure how to go about it.Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • Articulate the importance of giving proper credit
  • Identify examples and causes of plagiarism
  • Recognize the common parts of a citation
  • Discover software and apps that can help you get your sources organized and create bibliographies

 

Questions? Please contact Heather Buchansky.

Other workshops in the series:

  • Getting Started
  • Finding Scholarly Sources
  • Choosing the Best Sources for Your Topic

 

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Gerstein Library

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 17 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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

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