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WORKSHOPS

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Robarts Library

Part 1: Structured Approach to Searching the Medical Literature for Knowledge Syntheses

Audience: University of Toronto graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: Robarts Library Electronic Classroom (4th floor)

Note: this course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

In this hands-on workshop we will:

    Identify the key differences between systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and literature reviews, as they relate to the search Incorporate tools and resources for proper reporting and management of their review Utilize strategies for turning a research question into a searchable question with inclusion/exclusion criteria Identify databases for their review and explain when to use them Practice using an objective, structured method for developing sensitive search strategies required for knowledge synthesis, utilizing controlled vocabulary, textwords and advanced techniques Apply a structured approach to searching in OVID Medline

Instructors

Erica Lenton, MA, MLIS, is the rehabilitation and kinesiology librarian with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. Prior to arriving at Gerstein, Erica worked in continuing medical education and more recently, as a solo hospital librarian at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta. Through her experience in hospital and academic health science libraries, she has been involved in a number of systematic and scoping reviews and has provided expert searching and systematic review training for clinicians, students, and faculty.

Glyneva Bradley-Ridout, MI, is the pharmacy librarian with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. She also liaises with the department of nutritional sciences, and the department of pharmacology & toxicology in the Faculty of Medicine. Glyneva supports researchers conducting knowledge synthesis projects by providing training, curriculum embedded instruction, and expert searching. Prior to joining Gerstein, Glyneva was a hospital librarian at St. Michael’s Hospital where she was also involved in a number of systematic and scoping review projects.

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

LaTeX is a free document creation alternative to MS Word which specializes in the creation of professional documents such as journal articles, theses, books, and scientific or technical reports. LaTeX is the standard for writing in many STEM fields and offers advantages for managing references, typesetting maths, inserting graphics and figures, and much more.  In this workshop, you will create a simple LaTeX document using Overleaf, and practice using some core LaTeX features.  

By the end of the session, participants should be able to accomplish tasks such as:

    Access LaTeX on their computer via Overleaf Create a simple LaTeX document Insert equations, figures, and tables Insert references and create a bibliography

No previous knowledge of LaTeX is required.  

This workshop will take place in the Gerstein Science Information Centre, Instruction Lab and will be taught by PhD student, Jesse Knight.
 

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

LaTeX is a free document creation alternative to MS Word which specializes in the creation of professional documents such as journal articles, theses, books, and scientific or technical reports. LaTeX is the standard for writing in many STEM fields and offers advantages for managing references, typesetting maths, inserting graphics and figures, and much more.  In this workshop, you will create a simple LaTeX document using Overleaf, and practice using some core LaTeX features.  

By the end of the session, participants should be able to accomplish tasks such as:

    Access LaTeX on their computer via Overleaf Create a simple LaTeX document Insert equations, figures, and tables Insert references and create a bibliography

No previous knowledge of LaTeX is required.  

This workshop will take place in the Gerstein Science Information Centre, Instruction Lab and will be taught by PhD student, Jesse Knight.
 

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Presenter: Current State of Open Tamil Datasets - Ravi Annaswamy (Information Architect) Python Libraries for Tamil Computing - Muthu Annamalai (Software Engineer) Linked and Structured Tamil Data for Machine Learning - Saatviga Sudhahar (Machine Learning Scientist) Tamil Computing Needs for Libraries - Natkeeran L. Kanthan (Applications Developer)
Location: The Bridge, UTSC
Campus: UTSC

This event is a physical and virtual event hosted by the Digital Tamil Studies project at UTSC Library and is part of the Digital Scholarship @UTSC Series.

Date:  Saturday, January, 18th, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am [8.00 pm - 10:00 pm IST - India/Sri Lankan Time]

Presenters and discussion may be conducted in Tamil. 

Location: The BRIDGE Boardroom: IC 111
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC)
Instructional Centre (IC Building), ground floor
1095 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/299051550 

High-quality open Tamil language texts are difficult to source, often requiring substantial cleaning/processing in order to be used for digital scholarship and application development purposes. The Digital Tamil Studies project, based at the UTSC library has been developing partnerships to create better quality Tamil text data for machine processing. This subject is intertwined with many other activities such as text analysis, natural language processing, development of multilingual digital repositories and the Digital Tamil Studies community writ large. Please join us for a roundtable with Tamil computing practitioners and users discussing projects and developments in this area.

Presentations:

    Current State of Open Tamil Datasets - Ravi Annaswamy (Information Architect) Python Libraries for Tamil Computing - Muthu Annamalai (Software Engineer) Linked and Structured Tamil Data for Machine Learning - Saatviga Sudhahar (Machine Learning Scientist) Tamil Computing Needs for Libraries - Natkeeran L. Kanthan (Applications Developer)

Presentations will be followed by discussions. 

Contact:
Kirsta Stapelfeldt - kirsta.stapelfeldt@utoronto.ca
Natkeera L.Kanthan - nat.ledchumykanthan@utoronto.ca

Audience

Tamil Scholars and Computing Experts

Directions

Visiting UTSC for the first time? A campus map and information on public transportation and visitor parking can be found at https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/home/visiting-utsc.

Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
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 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: E.J. Pratt Library, E-Classroom (room 306) Directions

Other seminars in this series include:

    Writing to Cite Annotated Bibliographies Literature Reviews

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 /