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Sandford Fleming Building
10 King's College Road, Room 2402
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  • Mon - Thur  8:30am - 10:30pm
  • Fri  8:30am - 6pm
  • Sat  9am - 5pm
  • Sun  1pm - 6pm

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Learn Quilling in the Library!

Date: Thursday, January 23 from 4-6 p.m.

Due to popular demand we have extended the run of our escape rooms until February 23, 2020!

Winter hours for Engineering & Computer Science Library run January 6-April 28, 2020. 

Library Help

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!

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Workshops

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This hands-on workshop in Python covers reading, describing, and filtering data, as well as conducting basic summary analyses, using the pandas package and Jupyter Notebooks. Workshop attendees do not need any experience with programming or Python/pandas, but must be familiar with tabular data and have a basic understanding of different types of data (quantitative/qualitative variables). We will be using software installed on computers in the MDL Lab and a sample data set that includes categorical, binary, text, and numerical data.

You may also be interested in registering for Exploratory Data Analysis Using Python – Part 2 of 2.

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

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Information Commons
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Learn how to safely operate the LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers. You must also pass our 3D printing knowledge test.

If you would like this presentation to be offered at a different day or time, please provide feedback to us at digital.studio@utoronto.ca.

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This is the second of two workshops on exploratory data analysis using Python, and you must have completed Exploratory Data Analysis Using Python – Part 1 of 2, or be familiar with reading, describing, filtering, and summarizing data using the pandas package.

This hands-on workshop in Python uses the pandas package and Jupyter Notebooks to group data, work with text formats, recode data, and create new variables. We will be using software installed on computers in the MDL Lab and a sample data set that includes categorical, binary, text, date, and numerical data.

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

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the UofT 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 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students are all welcome

WHEN:  Thursdays, 10:30AM-12:30PM (weekly from Jan 23-May 28, 2020)

WHERE: Alice Moulton Room (2nd flr), Gerstein Science Information Centre

There is no cost for attending. Snacks & coffee will also be provided.

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

10:30: come in, get treats, set up writing station, intros & writing goals for the session

10:35: start writing (30mins)

11:05: break!

11:10: resume writing (30mins)

11:40: break!

11:45: resume writing (30mins)

12:15: break & social

12:30: end

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Essential Research Skills workshop series

Set yourself up for academic success by learning essential research skills that can help you save time, get better grades, deepen your engagement with your subject, and boost your confidence. Participants learn how to develop successful research questions; how to effectively search for quality resources; how to choose and critically evaluate the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers look for in potential employees

Take these workshops individually or take all four for credit in the Co-Curricular Record. Each workshop will be offered several times over the year - check back for more dates.

 

Essential Research Skills: Finding Scholarly Sources

Location: Robarts LIbrary. e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions

Description: Engaging with the research literature on a topic is essential to your own research, whether you’re writing a paper for an undergraduate assignment or doing original research for your Ph.D. dissertation. Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

    recognize the characteristics of a scholarly article find scholarly sources more efficiently and effectively select the best places to search for scholarly sources on your topic design an effective search strategy for your topic

Questions? Please contact Eveline Houtman.

Other workshops in the series:

    Getting Started Choosing the Best Sources for Your Topic Citing and Organizing Your Work