The Engineering & Computer Science Library is located in the Sandford Fleming building on U of T's beautiful St. George campus. This channel will provide helpful information on conducting research and accessing resources at the library and beyond!
Date: Monday, March 19, 2018 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Presenter: Leanne Trimble Location: Map & Data Library Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus
This workshop will introduces you to sources of individual-level social science data. It will cover both Canadian and international sources. It will cover search strategies and techniques and allow hands-on time for exploring and discovering data of interest to your own research.
Knowledge syntheses that rely solely on published academic literature are at high risk of publication bias. Searching the grey literature is essential for mitigating this risk, but ‘grey literature’ is a nebulous concept, tricky to incorporate into syntheses and difficult to find.
Building on the skills we practiced in Parts 1 and 2, in this hands-on workshop students will learn to:
Define what is grey literature (and what’s it’s not)
Develop a strategy for identifying appropriate sources of grey literature
Utilize a methodological, transparent approach to searching sources of grey literature
Demonstrate best practices for supplementary search techniques including hand-searching and reference tracking
Integrate strategies for incorporating grey literature and supplementary search techniques into the review workflow
Evaluate search methods to identify proper reporting
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, March 21, 2018 Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm Presenter: Kelly Schultz and Leanne Trimble Location: Map & Data Library Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus
This workshop will provide an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for exploring, cleaning and manipulating “messy” data. Through hands-on activities, using a variety of datasets, participants will learn how to:
Explore and identify patterns in data
Normalize data using facets and clusters
Manipulate and generate new textual and numeric data
Transform and reshape datasets
Use the General Regular Expression Language (GREL) to undertake advanced manipulations
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm 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!
Room 302, Third Floor, John M. Kelly Library
113 St. Joseph Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 3C2 Canada