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Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski

EndNote Desktop

Date: Thursday, October 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Gerstein Science Information Centre Instruction Lab, 2nd Floor


EndNote Desktop– a desktop citation management tool that allows you to download and store your references from the wealth of the library’s resources, and “automatically” insert them into your paper.  

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

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

Presented by: 

Dana Kuszelewski
Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre

Email questions to: dana.kuszelewski[at]utoronto.ca

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski

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 critically evaluate and choose the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers say they’re looking for.

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

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:10-1:30 PM

Location: Computer Lab, John W. Graham Library, Trinity College (Devonshire Place)

Description: 84% of students say getting started is the hardest part of the research process - understanding what’s required, where to start with an unfamiliar topic, and how to wrestle a broad topic into something more focussed and workable.. Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • assess your own confidence levels with the different parts of the process
  • understand the requirements of an assignment
  • identify different starting points (includes how to use Wikipedia and how not to)
  • use a variety of tools to develop sound research topics

Questions? Please contact Courtney Lundrigan.

Other workshops in the series:

  • Finding Scholarly Sources
  • Choosing the Best Sources for Your Topic
  • Citing and Organizing Your Work
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Presenter: Erica Lenton

Location: Gerstein Science Information Centre, Instruction Lab, 2nd Floor

Instructor: Tracy Zahradnik

Description: RefWorks is a citation management software that allows you to import, organize and share references. You can also use RefWorks to create bibliographies and for in-text citation. 

In this hands-on session, you will learn how to import references from article databases, the library catalogue and Google Scholar, manage folders within RefWorks, create bibliographies and share your references. Write-n-cite will be discussed.

This workshop also include a short demonstration of EndNote (a different citation management software) so you can compare these two tools to find one that works best for your needs.

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Presenter: Erica Lenton

Engineering Undergraduate Library Skills Workshop Series

This workshop series will help you learn how to find, evaluate, and organize quality information sources for your assignments. The 80-minute sessions taught by librarians, include hands-on activities to explore essential research tools and techniques. 

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

Engineering Undergraduate Library Skills: Evaluating Information

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12:30-1:50pm

Location: Gerstein Instruction Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 2nd Floor.

Engineers can't always rely on the scholarly literature to support their work. And the information source that's relevant for one project may not be suitable for another. Acquire the tools to help you judge if a resource is credible, relevant, authoritative and more. The workshop will include lecture, hands-on activities and discussion. 

Questions? Please contact Angela Henshilwood 

Other workshops in the series:

  • Finding Information
  • Organizing Information


Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Erica Lenton

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Wednesday, November 12 2:10pm - 3:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles


Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at http://guides.library.utoronto.ca.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/3Dprinting