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WORKSHOPS

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Map & Data Library

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to read, explore, manipulate and combine data in Stata as well as run some common statistical analyses. It is suitable for new Stata users and Stata users looking to develop their familiarity with common Stata syntax.

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

Data visualization gives us a better understanding of our data and helps us communicate that to others. It has the potential to generate insights, communicate findings, and illustrate evidence. Conversely, a poor visualization can undermine an argument or even mislead the reader.

Through a combination of lecture and activities, this three-hour workshop will use a data visualization workflow model to introduce students to best practices and guidelines for designing effective visualizations and evaluating visualizations. For the final part of the workshop, students will get a chance to work with a common data visualization tool, Tableau Desktop, creating visualizations such as a line graph of average temperature by month, a treemap of population by world regions, and a stacked bar graph of word frequencies in Romeo and Juliet.

For more information on Data Visualization, including topics covered in the workshop, and services offered by the libraries, see our Data Visualization Guide.

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

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: UTSC Library
Campus: UTSC

When: Wednesday October 16, 2019, 12-2pm

Location: AC286A, UTSC Library, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4

Instructor: Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre (carey.toane@utoronto.ca)

Working on a business idea? The Business Model Canvas is an alternative to a long, wordy business plan used by startups around the world. It's a great way to summarize all the key elements of your product or service in a single page. It’s also a great tool to make sense of exactly what information you will need for your business planning – and how to find it at the library. 

This workshop is for startups who have started a canvas and are looking to test assumptions against market research and other resources. Participants will be expected to have a canvas prepared before attending the session. Those who do not will not receive CCR credit.   

In this session, you will:            

    Understand which free and proprietary library databases are the best fit for your canvas Develop search strategies that will save you time and eliminate frustration, and Get market, industry, or competitor information you can use for your startup or small business venture
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm
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: 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

 

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library

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 undergraduate humanities and social sciences students, but all are welcome.

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

Literature Reviews

Learn how to conduct comprehensive research and synthesize the “state of the art” knowledge on a particular topic. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

    The different kinds of literature reviews you may be asked to write at university The definition and purpose of literature reviews as part of the scholarly conversation Strategies for narrowing your topic and developing a thesis The steps to writing a literature review, including how to organize your content To avoid common mistakes students make when writing literature reviews

Key terms for this session: description versus evaluation, comparative analysis, synthesis, Literature Review Synthesis Matrix

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

Other seminars in this series include:

    Critical Reading Writing to Cite Annotated Bibliographies

GERSTEIN NEWS

Oceans: Depths to Discover

Discoveries of the Census of marine life : making ocean life count /
Polar oceans governance in an era of environmental change /
Ocean warrior : my battle to end the illegal slaughter of marine life on the high seas /
Underwater Eden : saving the last coral wilderness on earth /
Marine Organisms as Model Systems in Biology and Medicine [electronic resource] /
Raki and fish : a Mediterranean seafood odyssey /
The omega principle : seafood and the quest for a long life and a healthier planet /
The hadal zone : life in the deepest oceans /
Sharks of the world : an annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date /
The California Current : a Pacific ecosystem and its fliers, divers, and swimmers /
Chronobiology of marine organisms /
Marine biomedicine : from beach to bedside /
Great white sharks : the biology of Carcharodon carcharias /
Marine biodiversity, climatic variability and global change /
Gulf Stream chronicles : a naturalist explores life in an ocean river /
Food at sea : shipboard cuisine from ancient to modern times /
An ocean of inspiration : the John Olguin story /
Naturalists at sea : scientific travellers from Dampier to Darwin /
Therapeutic and nutritional uses of algae /
Ocean pollution : effects on living resources and humans /
Other minds : the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness /
Biodiversity of the Southern Ocean /
Marine protected areas : a multidisciplinary approach /
The polar adventures of a rich American dame : a life of Louise Arner Boyd /
Ocean biogeochemistry : the role of the ocean carbon cycle in global change /