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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: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Primary sources are the raw materials that historians use to interpret the past, but history students often find it challenging to locate and incorporate primary documents into assignments. In this two-hour workshop we will clarify the meaning of primary sources and survey the variety of primary source types available in the University of Toronto Libraries. Emphasis is placed on practical strategies for finding primary sources, both in print and electronically.

Through short lectures, interactive class discussions and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

  • To define and identify primary sources and to distinguish them from secondary and tertiary sources
  • How primary sources are defined differently in different disciplines
  • About the variety of primary source types, both published and unpublished
  • The difference between libraries and archives as repositories of primary source materials
  • Techniques for searching the library catalogue to find primary sources
  • To identify and search digital collections of primary sources at the University of Toronto Libraries and beyond. 

Location: E.J. Pratt Library, E-Classroom (room 306, third floor).

Instructors: Agatha Barc and Colin Deinhardt are Reader Services & Instruction Librarians at the E.J. Pratt Library.

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Kelly Schultz
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Topics covered include loading, manipulating, and visualizing geospatial datasets using Esri's ArcGIS software package. Basic database and cartographic skills will also be introduced.

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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

DescriptionEngaging 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 Heather Buchansky.

Other workshops in the series:

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

 

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
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: Getting Started

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

Description: Did you know that most cases of plagiarism at U of T are unintentional? You may want to use information responsibly, but be unsure how to go about it.Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • Articulate the importance of giving proper credit
  • Identify examples and causes of plagiarism
  • Recognize the common parts of a citation
  • Discover software and apps that can help you get your sources organized and create bibliographies

 

Questions? Please contact Heather Buchansky.

Other workshops in the series:

  • Getting Started
  • Finding Scholarly Sources
  • Choosing the Best Sources for Your Topic

 

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Zotero is a free citation management tool that allows you to collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It's easy to use, and it lives in your web browser where you do your work.

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Import references from the library catalogue, databases, websites, and Google Scholar
  • Organize and share references
  • Generate a bibliography in APA, MLA, Chicago, or other citation styles
  • Create in-text citations

No prior Zotero knowledge required.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 19th, 2017 
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: OISE Building, 252 Bloor Street West, 3rd floor Education Commons Computer Lab 6
 
Note: In advance of the workshop, please sign-up for a free Zotero account at www.zotero.org. Personal laptops are also encouraged so that you can download and interact with the software.