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.

In order to complete the program and earn a certificate signed by the Chief Librarian, you must attend at least five workshops; attendance will be taken during the online sessions. We will contact you via email if you are eligible to receive a certificate, to be awarded at the end of March 2021.

You will receive an email prior to your chosen workshops with connection details and other necessary information. Please note that Library 101 workshops require a minimum of 5 participants to proceed; if you are unable to attend, please let us know. If your workshop is cancelled, or if you cannot participate, we encourage you to ask your questions via our Reference Help services or by reaching out to your liaison librarian.

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

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Library 101 Introductory Section 2 to 13:00

Learn about the amazing resources in the Library and the services available to impact your grades and enrich your academic career!

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Library 101 Introductory Section 3 to 13:00

Learn about the amazing resources in the Library and the services available to impact your grades and enrich your academic career!

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Library 101 Introductory Section 4 to 13:00

Learn about the amazing resources in the Library and the services available to impact your grades and enrich your academic career!

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Citation Management Section 1 to 18:00

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

Learning outcomes:

  • select the most useful citation manager based on the research needs of the student; 
  • create one citation manager account; 
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments; 
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style.
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Library 101 Introductory Section 5 to 13:00

Learn about the amazing resources in the Library and the services available to impact your grades and enrich your academic career!

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Bloomberg Basics Section 1 to 13:00

This workshop will introduce students to the Bloomberg terminal. Students will learn how to access Bloomberg terminals in the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre; 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.

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Advanced Searching in the Humanities to 13:00

Join us to learn about subject specific databases and resources in the Humanities.  This hands-on session will teach you how to develop a search strategy, review the scope of a database and select the best one for your research, how to perform keyword searching in multiple database interfaces, and how to find primary sources through bottom-up searching.

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Google Scholar for My Assignments Section 1 to 16:00

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!

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Library 101 Introductory Session 8 to 13:00

Learn about the amazing resources in the Library and the services available to impact your grades and enrich your academic career!

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Research Posters 101 Section 1 to 22:00

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.

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FactSet Basics Section 1 to 12:00

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.

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Citation Management Section 2 to 13:00

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

Learning outcomes: 

  • select the most useful citation manager based on the research needs of the student; 
  • create one citation manager account; 
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments; 
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style. 
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The Basics of Chicago Style Citations Section 1 to 16:00

Your professor requires you to use 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. 
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Using and Citing Social Media in #Research Section 1 to 13:00

Social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram have had an enormous impact on our culture and the way we communicate; they’re also increasingly used by researchers to share their work and engage in scholarly discussions online. This can make them great primary or secondary sources! In this workshop, you’ll learn some tips about when to use social media for research, hacks to find the accounts and content you’ll need on several platforms, and the rules to follow in multiple citation styles.

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Bloomberg Intermediate to 16:00

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.

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Research Data 101 Section 1 to 13:00

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.

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Navigating Quercus - Tips for Students to 15:00

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. 

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Bloomberg Basics Section 2 to 16:00

This workshop will introduce students to the Bloomberg terminal. Students will learn how to access Bloomberg terminals in the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre; 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.

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Library 101 Introductory Section 6 to 13:00

Learn about the amazing resources in the Library and the services available to impact your grades and enrich your academic career!

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Using and Citing Social Media in #Research Section 2 to 13:00

Social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram have had an enormous impact on our culture and the way we communicate; they’re also increasingly used by researchers to share their work and engage in scholarly discussions online. This can make them great primary or secondary sources! In this workshop, you’ll learn some tips about when to use social media for research, hacks to find the accounts and content you’ll need on several platforms, and the rules to follow in multiple citation styles.

Register
Citation Management Section 3 to 20:00

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

Learning outcomes: 

  • select the most useful citation manager based on the research needs of the student; 
  • create one citation manager account; 
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments; 
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style. 
Register
FactSet Basics Section 2 to 13:00

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.

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Advanced Searching in the Sciences to 13:00

This session will welcome students to searching with the analytical insight of a true subject specialist. We will start by introducing the OVID family of databases and learn about how to structure powerful searches using the modular approach favoured by that environment with a focus on MeSH.  We will then explore advanced searching techniques that can be used to strengthen your search in Web of Science, Scopus and Engineering village.  We will also visit BIOSIS Previews and SciFinder to see what subject-specific gems these two have for the biologists and (bio)chemists among us. Lastly, we will be looking at what Grey Literature is, and how to find it.

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Google Scholar for My Assignments Section 2 to 16:00

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!

Register
FactSet Intermediate to 12:00

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.

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Fake News to 13:00

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

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The Basics of Chicago Style Citations Section 2 to 11:00

Your professor requires you to use 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. 
Register
Library 101 Introductory Section 7 to 13:00

Learn about the amazing resources in the Library and the services available to impact your grades and enrich your academic career!

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Citation Management Section 4 to 11:00

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

Learning outcomes:

  • select the most useful citation manager based on the research needs of the student; 
  • create one citation manager account; 
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments; 
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style. 
Register
Research Posters 101 Section 2 to 13:00

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.

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Research Data 101 Section 2 to 13:00

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.

Register