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: Friday, February 5 11:10am - 12:00pm
Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112
Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager
- 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/3dprinting
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: Choosing the best sources for your topic
Date: Monday, Feb. 8, 11:10-12:30
Location: Robarts LIbrary. e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions
Description:With so much information available - not just scholarly articles but news sources, government publications, websites, social media - researchers often struggle with choosing the best materials for their needs. This is particularly difficult if you’re new to a subject - how do you know who to pay attention to?
Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:
Questions? Please contact Eveline Houtman.
Other workshops in the series:
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.
Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.
The session addresses the “big picture” of the place of annotated bibliographies in the scholarly conversation, as well as “nuts-and-bolts” strategies for researching and evaluating books and articles to identify the best sources on a topic. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn:
Key terms for this session: Bloom’s Taxonomy, search strategy, background research, scholarly sources, popular sources, description & evaluation
Location: E.J. Pratt Library, E-Classroom (room 306) Directions
Other seminars in this series include: