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Today's hours for Engineering, Robarts, Gerstein, OISE, UTM, UTSC
8:30am - 11pm
Extended hours service: 12am - 8:30am
8:30am - 11pm
Extended hours service: 11pm - 12am
8:30am - 10:30pm
8:30am - 9pm
8am - 12am
Extended hours service: 12am - 2am
8am - 10:30pm
Extended hours service: 10:30pm - 12am


Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

Are you curious about PubMed & want to try it out? 

Life Hacks for PubMed

Date: Tuesday, March 28 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Computer Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 2 Floor

Presenter: Kaitlin Fuller, Gerstein Librarian

You'll learn: 

  • How to use the search details box to edit a search
  • How to find and use MeSH terms
  • How to combine MeSH and keywords using Boolean operators 
  • How to use truncation and filters (including clinical queries) 
  • Customization options available through MyNCBI

This workshop is called Life Hacks for PubMed because it will focus on search tools that will save you time.


Send your questions to kaitlin.fuller@utoronto.ca

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Time: 11:10am - 12:00pm
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: Friday, March 31 11:10am - 12:00pm

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


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

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

Trying to identify startup companies in a given industry or their investors can be a challenge. Much of the information is available on the web, in tiny bits and pieces here and there. CB Insights is a proprietary market intelligence platform that collects and analyzes this information into a easily accessible package, with powerful data visualization tools. This session will start with an introduction to the platform and then quickly move into more advanced features and use cases.

Join Entrepreneurship Librarian Carey Toane for a deep dive into this database, its tools and functionality, and how you can get your startup data added to the platform. Part of University of Toronto's Entrepreneurship Week. Join us for refreshments in the Gerstein Science Information Centre or via link from remote location. Note: If you wish to participate via remote location please contact carey.toane@utoronto.ca by Tuesday, March 21. 

When: March 27, 12 - 1 p.m.

Where: Instruction Lab, Second Floor, Gerstein Science Information Centre


Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

An overview of information to aid students in finding and preparing for jobs in start-ups, as well as developing strategies to research start-ups using online and subscription resources.

  • Identify jobs and types of work available in start-ups through research in traditional and non-traditional resources;
  • Search for and evaluate company information using websites, social media, subscription resources and other resources;
  • Build connections with people working start-ups based on the outcomes of their research.

Next session: April 6, 2017, 2-3 p.m.
Location: Gerstein Computer Lab
Holly Inglis, Public Services Librarian, Rotman Business Information Centre. holly.inglis@rotman.utoronto.ca
Diana Kudla Byers, Coordinator, Student Success Resources, Career Centre

This session is part of the Entrepreneurship Research Skills co-curricular record. To participate, please bring your TCard and have the instructor swipe it during the session.


Paws for a Study Break returns for the spring exam season!
On Tuesdays & Thursdays between March 28-April 20, come by the Gerstein Science Information Centre to play and de-stress with Bella the Therapy Dog from St. John Ambulance.
Mourning the Quebec City shooting victims
I know that we all are deeply saddened by the tragic and utterly senseless deaths at a mosque in Quebec City.

Featured titles

AP164 : Ábalos & Herreros /
Digital mosaic [electronic resource] : media, power, and identity in Canada /
Counter-blasting Canada : Marshall McLuhan, Wyndham Lewis, Wilfred Watson, and Sheila Watson /
Breaking and entering : the contemporary house cut, spliced, and haunted /
Design principles : Canadian Museum of History /
Architecture on ice : a history of the hockey arena /

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