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Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 5:10pm - 6:30pm
Location: Robarts Library

Do you find writing stressful? Do you find it difficult to know where to start a writing assignment? Do you get stuck writing your introduction? Do you often "binge" write assignments at the last minute? If this describes your writing, this workshop can help. 

Understanding writing as a process not only reduces the stress associated with writing, but also provides the opportunity to produce a better final assignment. Through group discussion and hands-on activities, you will learn some of the principles of effective writing, how to break down writing into manageable tasks, and will leave with a plan to tackle writing assignments. 

You are encouraged to bring a copy of a class assignment sheet to the workshop, so that you can leave will leave with a plan to tackle a specific writing assignment.

Location: Blackburn Room, rm. 4036, Robarts Library, 130 St. George St.

Organizer: Susan Hopkirk, Academic Success Centre

Registration is required.  Register through Student Life

Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

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

Ever wonder how your list of publications stacks up against the masters of research? Want to know which journal is ranked highest in your field? If so, then this workshop is for you.  In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to determine impact factors, H-indexes, Eigen Factors, compare publication rates of different institutions and more.

This workshop is aimed at graduate students, post docs and early year faculty members although everyone is welcome to attend!

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 12:10pm - 1:30pm
Location: Robarts Library

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

Date: Friday, Feb. 6,12:10-1:30

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 Eveline Houtman.

Other workshops in the series:

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


Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

Engineering Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Series

This 2 part workshop series will help you develop effective search strategies for the engineering journal literature (part 1) and for finding conference papers, technical reports, patent literature and other specialized literature (part 2). The 2 hour sessions taught by engineering librarians, include hands-on activities to explore essential research tools and techniques. 

You can take the workshops individually or take both for credit in the Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) program.

Part 1: Search Strategies for the Engineering Journal Literature 

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015, 10:00am-12:00am

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

In this workshop you will:

  • learn which databases are most appropriate for locating journal literature in engineering subject areas
  • create a search strategy using thesauri and/or keywords
  • understand how to locate specific types of articles important to the graduate research process
  • recognize the iterative nature of the search process and explore creating mechanisms to deal with that ongoing process

Questions? Please contact Angela Henshilwood 

Second workshop: Search strategies for other specialized literature - Friday Feb. 13, 2015.


Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

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: Thursday, Feb. 5 4:10pm - 5:00pm

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

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein 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