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Date: Monday, October 23, 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.

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 24, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to read, explore, manipulate and combine data in Stata as well as run some common statistical analyses. It is suitable for new Stata users and Stata users looking to develop their familiarity with common Stata syntax.

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Location: Robarts Library

Would you like to use PubMed more efficiently?  

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to combine terms, use filters, and customize your myNCBI account. This workshop is called LifeHacks for PubMed because it will focus on strategies to save you time.

LifeHacks For PubMed Workshop

Date: Tuesday, October 24 12 - 1 pm

Location: 4th Floor Electronic Classroom, Robarts Library, 130 St George St, Toronto

Presenters: Kaitlin Fuller, Gerstein Librarian 

What's Covered: 

  • How to use the search details box to edit a search
  • How to use truncation
  • How to use filters (including clinical queries)
  • How to combine terms using Boolean operators 
  • Customization options available through my NCBI

Questions?

Send your questions to kaitlin.fuller@utoronto.ca

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 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 24 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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