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Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: Dentistry Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Do you wish you spent less time managing your research data, and more time on your research? This short workshop provides basic strategies for managing research data efficiently. Topics include: organizing and naming files, strategies for data storage, data security and backups, documentation, and file formats for long-term access. This workshop will take place at the Faculty of Dentistry, 124 Edward Street, Room 360.

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

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, Nov 15, 2019

Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

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


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.

Kaitlin Fuller, MLIS, is one of the medicine librarians with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. She coordinates the information literacy education of students enrolled in the MD Program. She also supports faculty and student research at the University of Toronto. Kaitlin has supported a number of knowledge synthesis projects by providing training and/or searches. Kaitlin joined the University of Toronto from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury, where she was an education librarian.

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Time: 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

10 Days of Twitter

Join the online scholarly conversation.

Follow us @UofT10DoT         #UofT10DoT         10 Days of Twitter blog


Date: Nov. 18-29 -- Twitter in (mostly) 10 minutes/day

Workshop format:

  • Day 1: Monday, Nov. 18, 12:10-1:00 - in-person class

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

  • Day 2-5: Nov. 18-22- Twitter exercises done on your own schedule, approx. 10 minutes/day
  • Nov. 23-24 - weekend off!
  • Day 6-9: Nov. 25-28 - 10 minutes/day
  • Day 10: Friday, Nov. 29, 12:10-1:00 - live chat via Twitter

Audience: graduate students (the course is eligible for credit in the Graduate Professional Skills program)



Twitter is a platform for scholarly conversation. It’s used for sharing and discussing research at all stages of the process (even peer review via Tweet!); for current awareness; for networking; for conference participation; and for teaching.

Learn about Twitter and its uses in higher education together with a community of learners, through hands-on practice, class discussion via Twitter, and guided engagement with the public scholarly conversation on Twitter.

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Be able to navigate the technical aspects of Twitter
  • Understand the breadth of platforms, applications, and devices that can be used with Twitter e.g. Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Storify
  • Communicate succinctly, framing a point using only 140 characters
  • Understand what it means to be a part of a scholarly conversation in public
  • Begin building a Twitter network of scholars, and gain followers of your own
  • Reflect on your own use of Twitter going forward: in the classroom, at conferences, and throughout the research process

Workshop facilitators:

Eveline Houtman is Coordinator of Undergraduate Library Instruction at Robarts Library and a PhD candidate at OISE. She has published on social media in higher education.

Jesse Carliner is Communications and Reference Librarian, Robarts Library.


Questions? Contact Eveline Houtman


Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This hands-on workshop provides the foundation for using NVivo 12 and is designed for anyone who is analyzing qualitative research. You will gain key skills in NVivo 12:

  • Create a research project | Use real research data to set up a project so it is clear and organized
  • Import files into a project | Bring documents into a project and prepare data for coding
  • Code data | Analyze data and learn how to attach notations/comments to your data

This workshop will be for Windows only. 
Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the workshop will only cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

This workshop is best suited for: Researchers, graduate students, post-graduate students, and research staff.

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor, Room 5-053. Map & Data Library Computer Lab

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