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Workshops

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Laure Perrier
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Learn to create simple charts and graphs, simple calculations, and pivot tables using Microsoft Excel. This workshop also includes an introduction to macros.
Required: Very basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills.

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor |Map & Data Library Computer Lab 

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Nadia Muhe
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This is a hands-on workshop that introduces the R statistical programming language using RStudio. The topics covered are reading, exploring, manipulating data and running some statistical tests. It is most suitable for new R users or users looking to review their knowledge in R.

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor. Map & Data Library Computer Lab: https://mdl.library.utoronto.ca/technology/computer-lab

 

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Part 1: Structured Approach to Searching the Medical Literature for Knowledge Syntheses

Audience: University of Toronto graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research

Date: Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018

Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: Robarts Library Electronic Classroom (4th floor)

Note: this course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

In this hands-on workshop we will:

  • Identify the key differences between systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and literature reviews, as they relate to the search
  • Incorporate tools and resources for proper reporting and management of their review
  • Utilize strategies for turning a research question into a searchable question with inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Identify databases for their review and explain when to use them
  • Practice using an objective, structured method for developing sensitive search strategies required for knowledge synthesis, utilizing controlled vocabulary, textwords and advanced techniques
  • Apply a structured approach to searching in OVID Medline

Instructors

Erica Lenton, MA, MLIS, is the rehabilitation and kinesiology librarian with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. Prior to arriving at Gerstein, Erica worked in continuing medical education and more recently, as a solo hospital librarian at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta. Through her experience in hospital and academic health science libraries, she has been involved in a number of systematic and scoping reviews and has provided expert searching and systematic review training for clinicians, students, and faculty.

Kaitlin Fuller, MLIS, is one of the medicine librarians with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. She coordinates the information literacy education of students enrolled in the MD Program. She also supports faculty and student research at the University of Toronto. Kaitlin has supported a number of knowledge synthesis projects by providing training and/or searches. Kaitlin joined the University of Toronto from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury, where she was an education librarian.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Kelly Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Write with others—with a writing instructor for support. Everyone is welcome! Please bring a printout of your work—and your laptop. Come prepared to work on your essay while an instructor moves around the room to help you and others with questions, problem areas or essay structure. Try to have focused questions ready to ask!

Location

Room 302, Third Floor, John M. Kelly Library

113 St. Joseph Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 3C2 Canada

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