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Workshops

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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.

Learn the basics for creating a Stop Motion video using the 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.

The best way to participate in the session is to download the app on your phone or tablet and follow the presentation on another device. 

 

Facilitator: 

  • Adriana Sgro, Makerspace Assistant, University of Toronto Scarborough Library 

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online

Part 2: Beyond Medline: Translating Search Strategies

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

Date: Tuesday, August 9th 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (+ mandatory pre-work module, approximately 60 minutes)

Location: Online via Zoom (meeting link will be provided in registration confirmation email)

By the end of this 3-part workshop series, participants will:

  1. Identify databases for their review and explain when to use them
  2. Practice using an objective, structured method for developing sensitive search strategies required for knowledge synthesis
  3. Apply a structured approach to searching their question in OVID Medline

By the end of Part 2 of this workshop series, participants will:

  1. Delve deeper into the advanced features of interfaces and databases which allow for editing and refining a search strategy
  2. Translate and execute structured search strategies using different databases, including OVID Embase, and Ebsco CINAHL

**Pre-Work Module**

Please complete the mandatory pre-work module “Planning Your Knowledge Synthesis Review” before attending class: https://tinyurl.com/planningareview

*Please note the module is the same for all three live sessions in the course. You only need to complete the module once if you are attending multiple sessions 

 

Instructors:

Mikaela Mitchell MI - Liaison & Education Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre

Erica Nekolaichuk MA, MLIS - Faculty Liaison and Instruction Librarian

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online

Part 3: Going Grey and Supplementary Search Techniques

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

Date: Wednesday, August 10th 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (+ mandatory pre-work module, approximately 60 minutes)

Location: Online via Zoom (meeting link will be provided in registration confirmation email)

By the end of this 3-part workshop series, participants will:

  1. Identify databases for their review and explain when to use them
  2. Practice using an objective, structured method for developing sensitive search strategies required for knowledge synthesis
  3. Apply a structured approach to searching their question in OVID Medline

By the end of Part 3 of this workshop series, participants will:

  1. Define what grey literature is (and what it is not)
  2. Utilize a methodological, transparent approach to searching sources of grey literature
  3. Demonstrate best practices for supplementary search techniques including hand-searching and reference tracking
  4. Evaluate search methods to identify proper reporting

**Pre-Work Module**

Please complete the mandatory pre-work module “Planning Your Knowledge Synthesis Review” before attending class: https://tinyurl.com/planningareview

*Please note the module is the same for all three live sessions in the course. You only need to complete the module once if you are attending multiple sessions 

 

Instructors:

Mikaela Mitchell MI - Liaison & Education Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre

Erica Nekolaichuk MA, MLIS - Faculty Liaison and Instruction Librarian

Date: Monday, August 15, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library, Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the U of T community to write productively in a communal setting.

The sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between.

Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

WHO: Current U of T undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff are all welcome

WHEN: Monday, May 30th, 2-4pm 

WHERE: Via Zoom - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants or for in-person please go to Alice Moultan Room 2nd floor of Gerstein

HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 5-10 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email stefanie.torres@mail.utoronto.ca

Hosted by: Gerstein Science Information Centre

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

1:55-2:00: Log in to Zoom

2:00:  Intros & writing goals for the session

2:05: start writing (30mins)

2:35: break!

2:40: resume writing (30mins)

3:10: break!

3:15: resume writing (30mins)

3:45: break & review writing goals

4:00: end

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