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Open Access

Issues in open research data [electronic resource] /
Open access to STM information [electronic resource] : trends, models and strategies for libraries /
Social reading : platforms, applications, clouds and tags /
Open access [electronic resource] /
Opening science : the evolving guide on how the Internet is changing research, collaboration and scholarly publishing /
Open access and digital libraries : social science libraries in action = Acceso abierto y bibliotecas digitales : las bibliotecas de ciencias sociales en acción /



Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Audience: Graduate students and faculty engaged in humanities and social sciences research

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor, Map and Data Lab, Room 5-053

Find the journal articles that you need in this hands-on workshop. Bring a research topic, and we will guide you through the steps of: 

  • Finding the right journal databases for your needs.
  • Judging when to use a specialized index and when to use a comprehensive database like ProQuest or Summon.
  • Searching the indexes like an expert, using keywords and subject terms to find the best articles in less time.

Librarians will be on hand to answer individual questions.

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

If you have any question, please contact Heather Buchansky or Eveline Houtman

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Marcel Fortin
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of 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: Friday, October 28, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

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 students, but all are welcome.

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
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Carey Toane
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Orientation to campus resources for students with startups or interested in startups, including startups and ventures, accelerators, courses and programs, library resources, commercialization, funding opportunities, and Toronto community resources.

You will leave with:

  • knowledge of how the university supports student and faculty startups through space, training, and mentorship
  • an understanding of campus accelerators, pitch competitions, and funding opportunities
  • further library workshops available on the topic of entrepreneurship research
  • a guide of where to go to find more information at U of T and around Toronto

When: Friday October 28, 12-1 pm

Where: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 9 King’s College Circle, Room B112 (at the south end of the first basement level)

Note: this session qualifies for the Entrepreneurship Research co-curricular record. Bring your TCard to be validated if you wish to participate in this CCR. Participation is optional.