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Engineering & Computer Science Library


Sandford Fleming Building
10 King's College Rd, Rm 2402

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The APS111 research guide is now up! If you are an APS111 student, you can use this guide to help point you in the direction of library resources…

CGSB and NFPA standards are no longer accessible through Techstreet.  

CGSB standards are freely available from the CGSB website: …

SkuleTM Nite is a musical revue / comedy / sketch show run entirely by Engineering students at the University of Toronto. It is a professional-…

Need help finding a source for your assignment? Got a question about a book you have checked out? The Engineering & Computer Science Library…

We’re very pleased to announce that the Engineering & Computer…

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Virtual Help Service

Need help finding a source for your assignment?

Got a question about a book you have checked out?

Text or talk with the Virtual Help Service!

Monday, Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Friday: 12:00 pm - 3:00pm 


Virtual Help Desk


Date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Time: All Day Event
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

2021 Fall Orientation Series

Facilitators: Sarah Fedko & K-Lee Fraser, UTSC Liaison Librarians

Prizes will be awarded to UTSC Students


Scarby Scavenger Hunt Use clues to locate Scarby, our library mascot, and learn about UTSC Library resources and services! What you learn will be helpful when you need to use the library for your courses later this year. Complete this scavenger hunt to be entered into a draw to win one of four TCard gift cards ($100, $50, $25, $25)

Scarby Scavenger Hunt: https://uoft.me/LibraryScarby


Virtual Library Escape Room Oh no! You took a nap in the library and woke up in an alternative timeline? Can you get back to the correct timeline to submit your assignment? Learn about UTSC Library resources and services in this virtual escape room! What you learn will be helpful when you need to use the library for your courses later this year. Complete this virtual escape room to be entered into a draw to win one of four TCard gift cards ($100, $50, $25, $25)

Virtual Escape Room: https://uoft.me/70E

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
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. 

This hands-on session will introduce you to the basics of Arduino using a virtual kit. At the end of the workshop, you will have a general understanding of circuitry and how to create a simple circuit using Arduino. 


Adriana Sgro, Library Technician Reference & Makerspace Assistant | User Services, University of Toronto Scarborough Library



Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online

Research and Writing Seminars: Develop Your Scholarly Voice. Each session in this suite of four interactive seminars integrates the learning of academic research and writing skills and is taught by a librarian in collaboration with a writing instructor. The goal of each seminar is to help you develop your own voice as an emerging scholar by enabling you to identify, situate and substantiate your arguments in the context of the scholarly discussion taking place in your discipline. The seminars are designed for humanities and social sciences undergraduate students. Graduate students might wish to consider the research-related skills offerings in the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Critical Reading

Learn how to develop critical reading skills and how to incorporate them into the process of research and critical writing. This session concentrates on the skills of analysis and synthesis as they pertain to library research and academic writing. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn to:

  • Describe the scholarly communication process, including the peer review process
  • Conduct university-level library research and understand the basics of the argumentative essay
  • Identify different types of sources and understand their role in your research process
  • Read strategically to select the best sources and recognize their most important part(s).
  • Employ criteria to evaluate sources for scope, authority and bias

Key terms for this session: Peer review, 3-D Reading, Bloom’s Taxonomy, primary & secondary sources.

Location: Online via Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you in the confirmation email upon registration.

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Writing to Cite
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Literature Reviews
Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Location: Online

Welcome (back) to U of T Libraries!  

Are you new to U of T, or need a re-orientation to the available library resources and services to help with your studies? This 30-minute session will provide you with tips on navigating the libraries right now, and answer the frequently asked questions students have at the beginning of the fall term.  

Presenter: Heather Buchansky, Student Engagement Librarian 

Note: This session will be recorded. You will need your UTORid to register.
Don't have a UTORid yet? Learn how to set it up