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Library 501: Graduate Student Workshops

 

Practice Makes Perfect: Best Practices for Making Research Posters

As a Graduate Student, you will very likely be presenting a research poster at least once in your academic career.  Attend our session on creating research posters and learn about the dos and don’ts of poster creation, and what makes an effective poster for an academic audience.

  • Tuesday, January 14th , 2020 from 3:10-4:00pm - Library Smart Classroom B (Rm.190)
  • Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 from 1:10-2:00pm –Library Smart Classroom B (Rm. 190)

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Automatically Download a Web Archive with Wget

Does your research require you to build an archive of data from public websites? In this workshop attendees will learn how to automatically download webpages with the wget program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading webpages. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up data once it’s downloaded.

  • Monday, January 20th, 2020 from 3:10-4:00pm  Library Smart Classroom B (Rm.190)

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Introduction to NVivo

NVivo is a powerful qualitative data analysis application allowing a user to code and analyze text documents. The University of Toronto recently negotiated a tri-campus license for NVivo software allowing for free access to UofT faculty, Staff, and Students. This session will provide a basic, hands-on introduction to the application. (Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend as well).

  • Thursday, January 30th, 2020 from 2:10-3:30pm – Library Smart Classroom A-B (Rm.185-190)
  • Monday, April 13th, 2020 from 1:10-2:30pm – Library Smart Classroom A-B (Rm.185-190)

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Your Twitter ROI: Making the Most of Twitter in Academia


Looking to optimize your Twitter activity in order to effectively benefit your career? This hands-on session will introduce you to Twitter best practices, how to find online communities in your field, and how to get the most out of the time and effort you put in to using Twitter. Get your ideas out there and get recognized by utilizing these tips and tools!

  • Tuesday February 4thth, 2020 from 3:10-4:00pm - Library Smart Classroom B (Rm.190) 

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Library 501: Scrape Twitter Data with TWARC  

Does your research require you to build an archive of Twitter data? In this workshop attendees will learn how to scrape tweets with the TWARC program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading tweets. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up Twitter data once it’s downloaded. (Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend as well).

  • Tuesday February 11th, 2020 from 3:10-4:00pm - Library Smart Classroom B (Rm.190) 

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Introduction to the Unix Shell    

The Unix shell is a powerful tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes.  You can combine existing programs in different ways and automate repetitive tasks so you don’t need to type things over and over again.  This workshop will go over the basics of the Unix shell, starting with working with files and directories, using pipes and filters, and a little bit of shell scripting.

  • Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 from 3:10- 4:00pm-Library Smart Classroom B (Rm. 190)

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Finding, Using and Publishing Images in Advanced Research, Teaching and Graduate Studies (Research)


This session introduces you to advanced tools for finding, using and building ‘sustainable’ image collections for teaching, research and publishing. How do you design an image collection to store those valuable ideas and easily retrieve them in the future? How do you add metadata to image files for effective computer searches? What type of image file should you be saving your images in? What are the differences in image files? Why can you not cut and paste images into your PowerPoint presentations? Where do you look for that particular image? How do you quickly find copyright information on the various publishers? How do you determine what copyright permissions are needed for teaching or publishing your thesis, book, article? Are there different requirements? Is copyright permission needed for using images on Quercus, webpages or blogs? What are the best resources to save time and obtain the images you need?  This session introduces tools, resources and answer those questions.   

  • Monday, March 2nd 2020 from 3:10-4:00pm - Library Smart Classroom B (Rm.190) 

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Scrape Instagram Data with Instagram-Scraper

Does your research require you to build an archive of Instagram data? In this workshop attendees will learn how to scrape Instagram posts with the Instagram-Scraper program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading posts. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up Instagram data once it’s downloaded. (Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend as well).

  • Cancelled: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 from 3:10-4:00pm - Library Smart Classroom B (Rm.190)

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Introduction to MATLAB 

In this introduction to MATLAB, we will go over variables, operators, built-in functions, and accepting input in scripts.  We will also go over how to access the MATLAB from computers around campus.

  • Cancelled: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 from 3:10-4:00pm - Library Smart Classroom B (Rm.190) 

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Visualize Data with Tableau

Learn how to create visualizations, interactive dashboards, and data stories with Tableau, a popular viz tool used by many in academia and business.

  • Cancelled: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 from 3:10-4:00pm - Library Smart Classroom B (Rm.190) 

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Introduction to Git (Technology)

With this introduction to Git, we will go over the basics on Git and GitHub.  We will go over setting up a GitHub account, explaining basic commands like clone, add, and commit, setting up a repository on GitHub, and how to recover old versions of files.

  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 from 3:10-4:00pm - Library Smart Classroom B (Rm.190)

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Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

Whether you are new to GIS or an experienced user of ArcGIS Desktop, learning ArcGIS Pro is a very new and exciting step. Learn the ins and outs of ArcGIS Pro in this 90 minute workshop

  • Monday, April 6th, 2020 from 3:10-4:30 pm - Library Smart Classroom B (Rm.190)   

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Identifiers and Impact: Using ORCiD and Your Research Impact


Researcher identifiers are a simple and convenient way to ensure your work is searchable, properly cited, and can help you analyse your research impact.  In this workshop, learn about what researcher identifiers are, the benefits of having one, and how having one can impact your current and future research.   Attendees will also be guided through the process of signing up for an ORCiD account.

  • Monday, April 27th, 2020 from 2:10-3:00pm – Library Smart Classroom B (Rm.190)

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