Library 101

Make the most out the Library by learning about the research tools and resources you will need on your academic journey! We offer programming on topics like search techniques, specialized software, and fake news — you can pick and choose the workshops that work for you.

You will receive an email prior to your chosen workshops with connection details and other necessary information. You must attend at least five workshops by the end of March 2021 to complete the program and earn a certificate signed by the Chief Librarian; your instructor will take attendance at the end of each session to track your participation.

Please note that Library 101 workshops require at least five participants to proceed. If you cannot attend a workshop, please let us know; we encourage you to ask questions via our Reference Help services or by reaching out to your liaison librarian.

For questions related to registration and your progress in the program, please contact Donna Liu.

We look forward to seeing you in this year’s workshops!

Click here to register.

Note: The Introduction to LibrarySearch workshops have been postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back for further updates!

Upcoming Workshops

Citation Management

A hands-on session during which every participant will create an account in at least one citation manager (EndNote Web, RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley). Students will import and edit references from the catalogue and at least one database, then create and format a basic bibliography.  

Learning outcomes:  

  • select the most useful citation manager(s) based on your needs;  
  • create at least one citation manager account;  
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments;  
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style.  


to 12:00

Register

Bloomberg Basics

This workshop will introduce students to the Bloomberg terminal. Students will learn how to access Bloomberg terminals remotely; create a Bloomberg account; navigate and search the terminal to find company information, including company financials, as well as analyst reports and business news. Students will also learn about how to get certified with Bloomberg Market Concepts.



to 13:00

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Research Posters 101

Need to make a poster to show off your research? Presenting your poster to classmates or at a conference? We will cover step-by-step instructions and best practices for poster-making using Powerpoint.



to 13:00

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Navigating Quercus - Tips for Students

Learn how to navigate your Quercus courses and customize your Quercus settings.  During this session we also will share tips and techniques to successfully upload your assignments, take quizzes in Quercus, and much more.



to 15:00

Register

Citation Management

A hands-on session during which every participant will create an account in at least one citation manager (EndNote Web, RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley). Students will import and edit references from the catalogue and at least one database, then create and format a basic bibliography.  

Learning outcomes:  

  • select the most useful citation manager(s) based on your needs;  
  • create at least one citation manager account;  
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments;  
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style.  


to 17:00

Register

FactSet Basics

This workshop will introduce students to FactSet. Students will learn how to access FactSet and search the database to find company information, including company financials and filings, as well as to perform relative valuation using the Comps tool.



to 12:00

Register

Using & Citing #SocialMedia in Research

Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram: these and other social media platforms make a huge impact on our culture and how we communicate, and many researchers use them to share their work and network with other academics. This makes them great primary and secondary sources! In this workshop, you’ll learn when it’s appropriate to use social media content in your research, hacks to find the best accounts and content for your topic, and how to integrate them into your assignments in different citation styles.



to 13:00

Register

The Basics of Chicago Style Citations

Your professor requires you to cite using the Chicago Style for the upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session you will be comfortable asking about “which” Chicago style (Author-Date OR Notes-Bibliography), and how to format basic in-text citations and bibliography entries. Most important, you will start seeing why this initially confusing style may have been chosen.  

Learning outcomes:  

  • differentiate between the Author-Date and Notes-Bibliography formats;  
  • compare and contrast the roles of the Notes to the role of the Bibliography;  
  • prepare the first and subsequent in-text citations using both formats;  
  • prepare a brief bibliography. 


to 13:00

Register

Finding and Using Digital Images

This workshop will introduce the basics of working with digital images:  finding sources, file naming, file types, storage, preservation and long-term sustainability issues, as well as, ethical and  copyright issues. Copyright issues will be addressed concerning academic studies, assignments, public vs. creative common sites, publishing and professional work.



to 12:00

Register

Citation Management

A hands-on session during which every participant will create an account in at least one citation manager (EndNote Web, RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley). Students will import and edit references from the catalogue and at least one database, then create and format a basic bibliography.  

Learning outcomes:  

  • select the most useful citation manager(s) based on your needs;  
  • create at least one citation manager account;  
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments;  
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style.  


to 13:00

Register

Bloomberg Intermediate

This workshop is designed for students who have completed the Bloomberg Basics workshop or for students with some experience using Bloomberg. This workshop will feature some of the advanced functionality in Bloomberg, including Bloomberg Intelligence.



to 17:00

Register

The Basics of Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Style Citations

Your professor requires you to cite using the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Style for the upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session you will be comfortable locating the guide to the style online, and you will feel confident applying its basics, from in-text citation placement to formatting most common bibliography entries.  

Learning outcomes:  

  • locate the JFS Style guide and our online guides to the style;  
  • practice in-text citation placement;  
  • format a bibliography based on most commonly used reference types;  


to 18:00

Register

Google Scholar for My Assignments

Would it be ok if I use Google Scholar to find scholarly articles and books? If you have this question in your mind, join this session. Understanding how and when to use Google Scholar will make you feel more comfortable with your choice!



to 14:00

Register

Research Data 101

Looking for research data for your assignments? Don't know what to do when you have some research data? We will cover effective strategies for finding research data and the best ways to save and visualize your data. Data citation tips will also be discussed in the workshop.



to 13:00

Register

FactSet Intermediate

This workshop is designed for students who have completed the FactSet Basics workshop or for students with some experience using FactSet. This workshop will feature some of the advanced functionality in FactSet, including the Excel plug-in and templates.



to 12:00

Register

Privacy & Security

Do you take pictures and share them online? Ever sign up for a cool app on your cell phone? Know the risks associated with sharing your data and be better prepared to protect yourself from the worst-case scenarios (e.g. academic account hijacking, even identity theft). This session will show ways in which you can maintain some control over what personal information about you is shared.



to 14:00

Register

Fake News

This session will provide you with the tools to critically evaluate social media and mainstream news sources.

 



to 13:00

Register

Advanced Searching in Art History, Visual Studies and Cinema

This session teaches students in arts programs how to do advanced searches on specialized areas or escoteric topics they are investigating. The pros and cons of available databases will be reviewed, searching for different publication formats, inter-disciplinary searches and specialized resources available to save you time and find the material you need.



to 12:00

Register

Finding and Using Digital Images

This workshop will introduce the basics of working with digital images:  finding sources, file naming, file types, storage, preservation and long-term sustainability issues, as well as, ethical and  copyright issues. Copyright issues will be addressed concerning academic studies, assignments, public vs. creative common sites, publishing and professional work.



to 14:00

Register

Bloomberg Basics

This workshop will introduce students to the Bloomberg terminal. Students will learn how to access Bloomberg terminals remotely; create a Bloomberg account; navigate and search the terminal to find company information, including company financials, as well as analyst reports and business news. Students will also learn about how to get certified with Bloomberg Market Concepts.



to 17:00

Register

Using & Citing #SocialMedia in Research

Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram: these and other social media platforms make a huge impact on our culture and how we communicate, and many researchers use them to share their work and network with other academics. This makes them great primary and secondary sources! In this workshop, you’ll learn when it’s appropriate to use social media content in your research, hacks to find the best accounts and content for your topic, and how to integrate them into your assignments in different citation styles.



to 17:00

Register

FactSet Basics

This workshop will introduce students to FactSet. Students will learn how to access FactSet and search the database to find company information, including company financials and filings, as well as to perform relative valuation using the Comps tool.



to 16:00

Register

Finding and Using Digital Images

This workshop will introduce the basics of working with digital images:  finding sources, file naming, file types, storage, preservation and long-term sustainability issues, as well as, ethical and  copyright issues. Copyright issues will be addressed concerning academic studies, assignments, public vs. creative common sites, publishing and professional work.



to 12:00

Register

The Basics of Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Style Citations

Your professor requires you to cite using the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Style for the upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session you will be comfortable locating the guide to the style online, and you will feel confident applying its basics, from in-text citation placement to formatting most common bibliography entries.  

Learning outcomes:  

  • locate the JFS Style guide and our online guides to the style;  
  • practice in-text citation placement;  
  • format a bibliography based on most commonly used reference types;  


to 13:00

Register

Google Scholar for My Assignments

Would it be ok if I use Google Scholar to find scholarly articles and books? If you have this question in your mind, join this session. Understanding how and when to use Google Scholar will make you feel more comfortable with your choice!



to 16:00

Register

The Basics of Chicago Style Citations

Your professor requires you to cite using the Chicago Style for the upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session you will be comfortable asking about “which” Chicago style (Author-Date OR Notes-Bibliography), and how to format basic in-text citations and bibliography entries. Most important, you will start seeing why this initially confusing style may have been chosen.  

Learning outcomes:  

  • differentiate between the Author-Date and Notes-Bibliography formats;  
  • compare and contrast the roles of the Notes to the role of the Bibliography;  
  • prepare the first and subsequent in-text citations using both formats;  
  • prepare a brief bibliography. 


to 18:00

Register

Citation Management

A hands-on session during which every participant will create an account in at least one citation manager (EndNote Web, RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley). Students will import and edit references from the catalogue and at least one database, then create and format a basic bibliography.  

Learning outcomes:  

  • select the most useful citation manager(s) based on your needs;  
  • create at least one citation manager account;  
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments;  
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style.  


to 11:00

Register

Bloomberg Intermediate

This workshop is designed for students who have completed the Bloomberg Basics workshop or for students with some experience using Bloomberg. This workshop will feature some of the advanced functionality in Bloomberg, including Bloomberg Intelligence.



to 13:00

Register

FactSet Intermediate

This workshop is designed for students who have completed the FactSet Basics workshop or for students with some experience using FactSet. This workshop will feature some of the advanced functionality in FactSet, including the Excel plug-in and templates.



to 16:00

Register

Part I: Academic and Information Literacy: Transitioning to the Job Market

Transitioning successfully from the classroom to the job market requires the use of your academic knowledge and critical thinking skills in new ways that draws on your information and academic literacy. Two one-hour sessions on how to promote and use your academic and information knowledge and studies when starting a new career or entering the job market is the focus of two sessions. After 4 or 5 years of study, this is your strength, what you need to utilize. In addition, you will be introduced to resources at UTM when planning and starting a career.



to 14:00

Register

Your COVID-19 Misinformation Vaccination

A 50-minute Library 101 session | Instructors:  Jessica Hanley and Joanna Szurmak

How do you find authoritative information about COVID-19? Where do you find best practices? Where do you start?

After attending this session, you will be able to answer these questions – and more – making it easier to survive the pandemic without drowning in disinformation.

Learning outcomes:

  • describe the process of peer review that drives new knowledge creation in the sciences [both];
  • find primary sources on COVID-19 research [Jess];
  • locate local government and public health COVID-19 resources and repositories [Joanna];


to 11:00

Register

Part II: Academic and Information Literacy: Transitioning to the Job Market

Transitioning successfully from the classroom to the job market requires strategic thinking, careful planning, preparation and most importantly, specifics, specifics and more specifics.  This one-hour session continues the discourse we started in Part I on utilizing your academic knowledge. Tools and resources offered at UTM will be reviewed.



to 15:00

Register

Bloomberg Basics

This workshop will introduce students to the Bloomberg terminal. Students will learn how to access Bloomberg terminals remotely; create a Bloomberg account; navigate and search the terminal to find company information, including company financials, as well as analyst reports and business news. Students will also learn about how to get certified with Bloomberg Market Concepts.



to 12:00

Register

The Basics of Chicago Style Citations

Your professor requires you to cite using the Chicago Style for the upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session you will be comfortable asking about “which” Chicago style (Author-Date OR Notes-Bibliography), and how to format basic in-text citations and bibliography entries. Most important, you will start seeing why this initially confusing style may have been chosen.  

Learning outcomes:  

  • differentiate between the Author-Date and Notes-Bibliography formats;  
  • compare and contrast the roles of the Notes to the role of the Bibliography;  
  • prepare the first and subsequent in-text citations using both formats;  
  • prepare a brief bibliography. 


to 11:00

Register

Bloomberg Intermediate

This workshop is designed for students who have completed the Bloomberg Basics workshop or for students with some experience using Bloomberg. This workshop will feature some of the advanced functionality in Bloomberg, including Bloomberg Intelligence.



to 12:00

Register

The Basics of Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Style Citations

Your professor requires you to cite using the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Style for the upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session you will be comfortable locating the guide to the style online, and you will feel confident applying its basics, from in-text citation placement to formatting most common bibliography entries.  

Learning outcomes:  

  • locate the JFS Style guide and our online guides to the style;  
  • practice in-text citation placement;  
  • format a bibliography based on most commonly used reference types;  


to 16:00

Register

The Basics of Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Style Citations

Your professor requires you to cite using the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Style for the upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session you will be comfortable locating the guide to the style online, and you will feel confident applying its basics, from in-text citation placement to formatting most common bibliography entries.  

Learning outcomes:  

  • locate the JFS Style guide and our online guides to the style;  
  • practice in-text citation placement;  
  • format a bibliography based on most commonly used reference types;  


to 17:00

Register