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Workshops

Date: Monday, January 18, 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 introduction to the tools and techniques for 3D printing. Session includes a complimentary 3D print.

At the end of the workshop, you will have general  knowledge of the principles, tools and best practices for 3D printing.

ZOOM LINK: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/87973540080

 

Date: Monday, January 18, 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.

Critical Reading

Learn how to develop critical reading skills and how to incorporate them into the process of research and critical writing. This session concentrates on the skills of analysis and synthesis as they pertain to library research and academic writing. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn to:

  • Describe the scholarly communication process, including the peer review process
  • Conduct university-level library research and understand the basics of the argumentative essay
  • Identify different types of sources and understand their role in your research process
  • Read strategically to select the best sources and recognize their most important part(s).
  • Employ criteria to evaluate sources for scope, authority and bias

Key terms for this session: Peer review, 3-D Reading, Bloom’s Taxonomy, primary & secondary sources.

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:

  • Writing to Cite
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Literature Reviews
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTM

Does your research require you to build an archive of data from public websites? In this workshop attendees will learn how to automatically download webpages with the wget program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading webpages. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up data once it’s downloaded. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 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. 

Parliamentary and legislative materials:

Want to uncover the documentary paper trail of legislative decision making and policy formation? This session will introduce search strategies and resources for finding a breadth of primary sources such as debates, drafts of bills, stakeholder input via committee transcripts and testimony, laws and regulations. 

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

 

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