Key science & health science databases 

Using the library


Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

This workshop will provide an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for exploring, cleaning and manipulating “messy” data. Through hands-on activities, using a variety of datasets, participants will learn how to:

  • Explore and identify patterns in data
  • Normalize data using facets and clusters
  • Manipulate and generate new textual and numeric data
  • Transform and reshape datasets
  • Use the General Regular Expression Language (GREL) to undertake advanced manipulations
  • Use APIs to augment existing datasets

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor. Map & Data Library Computer Lab: https://mdl.library.utoronto.ca/technology/computer-lab

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Kelly Library

Write with others—with a writing instructor for support. Everyone is welcome! Please bring a printout of your work—and your laptop. Come prepared to work on your essay while an instructor moves around the room to help you and others with questions, problem areas or essay structure. Try to have focused questions ready to ask!


Room 302, Third Floor, John M. Kelly Library

113 St. Joseph Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 3C2 Canada

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Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Location: Gerstein Library

In this introductory hands-on workshop, you will gain an overview of Endnote X8, 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. 

EndNote Level 1: Introduction for Beginners

Date: Thursday, March 22, from 1:00-2:30pm

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

Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski, Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre

What's Covered:

  • Import references from health science databases (e.g. Medline, PubMed), websites, and Google Scholar
  • Create a bibliography in APA, MLA, Vancouver, or other citation styles
  • Create in-text citations in Microsoft Word using Cite While You Write
  • Organize and share your references

What’s required – technical specifications:

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 1:10pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Stephanie Orfano & Graeme Slaght
Location: Robarts Library

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

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


This workshop focuses on bringing participants up to speed on the contours of the scholarly publishing system, and on how they can become active, informed participants in it. The workshop will  examine a range of topics, including:  scholarly publishing models, the scholarly publishing industry, elements of a publication agreement,  research impact and metrics, “predatory publishing,” researcher identity management, open access, and more.

Workshop participants will come away with a bundle of relevant and useful resources to help them navigate scholarly publishing in their discipline, as well as tips for staying aware of new developments.


Stephanie Orfano, Acting Head, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office.

Graeme Slaght, Copyright Outreach Librarian, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office.

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