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Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of web mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in an online enviornment. Topics covered include loading, manipulating, and visualizing geospatial datasets online using Esri’s ArcGIS Online software.  Basic web-mapping and app-development skills will also be introduced.

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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: Getting Started

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 Heather Buchansky.

Other workshops in the series:

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

 

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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: Tuesday, October 17 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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

Questions?

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

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library

Primary sources are the raw materials that historians use to interpret the past, but history students often find it challenging to locate and incorporate primary documents into assignments. In this two-hour workshop we will clarify the meaning of primary sources and survey the variety of primary source types available in the University of Toronto Libraries. Emphasis is placed on practical strategies for finding primary sources, both in print and electronically.

Through short lectures, interactive class discussions and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

  • To define and identify primary sources and to distinguish them from secondary and tertiary sources
  • How primary sources are defined differently in different disciplines
  • About the variety of primary source types, both published and unpublished
  • The difference between libraries and archives as repositories of primary source materials
  • Techniques for searching the library catalogue to find primary sources
  • To identify and search digital collections of primary sources at the University of Toronto Libraries and beyond. 

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

Instructors: Agatha Barc and Colin Deinhardt are Reader Services & Instruction Librarians at the E.J. Pratt Library.

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