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Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace. It is part of the library's Maker Monday Series.

Facilitators:

    Adriana Sgro, Library Technician Reference & Makerspace Assistant | User Services, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

An overview of a free 3D design program. Tinkercad is a powerful, yet great for beginners.

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to make a basic 3D shape in Tinkercad and be able to export it.

 

 

Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online

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.

Writing to Cite

Learn how to develop effective strategies for academic research and how to correctly incorporate primary and secondary sources into your essays. Through short lectures, interactive class discussions and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

    The role of citation practices in the scholarly conversation The various styles of documentation The mechanics of “writing up” your sources The different types of publications and how to integrate and document your use of them To incorporate close reading to develop your own research interests and arguments What ideas you can claim as your own and which ones you cannot How to avoid inadvertent plagiarism

Key terms for this session: close reading, signaling, quoting, paraphrasing

Location: Online via Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you in the confirmation email upon registration.  

Other seminars in this series include:

    Critical Reading Annotated Bibliographies Literature Reviews
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Online

In a series of three workshops, learn to navigate the complex world of government information which provides official, authoritative, primary sources for almost every topic.

Historical government information & government financial documents: 

Government information, which can span decades if not centuries, offers primary and often detailed evidence on almost every topic in history. Come and explore different perspectives of world events from documents issued by various national governments. This session will also introduce core government financial documents which can be used for tracking spending and digging deeper into historical and contemporary policy. The budget, public accounts, and the estimates will be presented, including their functions and potential use cases in a variety of research scenarios.

Open to University of Toronto students, faculty, and staff.
More information on other events in the series: https://go.utlib.ca/govinfo

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Online

This hands-on workshop introduces the R statistical programming language in RStudio. Participants can follow along the demonstration on their computer. The topics covered are importing and exploring data, creating graphs, creating new variables and managing data. It is most suitable for new R users or users looking to review their knowledge in R.

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace. 

Facilitators:

    Adriana Sgro, Library Technician Reference & Makerspace Assistant | User Services, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

Learn the basics for creating a Stop Motion video using Stop Motion Studio app and a mobile phone or tablet. At the end of the workshop, you will have knowledge of the tools, software and steps needed to make a basic Stop Motion video.

ZOOM LINK: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/82006668972

 

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