Library 101

The certificate program is built for YOU. Let us introduce you to the rich resources that will help you excel in your academic journey.

 

To complete the Library 101 certificate program, you will need to attend FIVE  sessions of your choosing.  Attendance is tracked by online registration and in-person attendance. Certificates are signed by the Chief Librarian, and awarded at the end of March 2020. Participants will be notified by email of they are eligible to receive a certificate. 

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Library 101 Introductory Sessions

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

All sessions will occur in the Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190, Lower Level of the Library.

  • Wednesday, August 28th ,2019 from 2:00PM – 3:00PM
  • Wednesday, August 28th ,2019 from 3:00PM – 4:00PM
  • Thursday, August 29th ,2019 from 2:00PM – 3:00PM
  • Thursday, August 29th ,2019 from 3:00PM – 4:00PM
  • Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 from 3:00 -4:00PM
  • Friday, September 6th ,2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM
  • Monday, September 9th ,2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM
  • Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM
  • Friday, September 13th ,2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM
  • Monday, September 16th ,2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM
  • Wednesday, September 18th ,2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM
  • Thursday, September 19th ,2019 from 4:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Friday, September 20th ,2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM
  • Monday, September 23rd, 2019 from 3:00 -4:00PM
  • Friday, October 25th ,2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM
  • Friday, January 17th ,2020 from 12noon – 1:00PM

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Citation Management

A hands-on workshop having as its goal getting every participating student an account in at least one supported / freely available citation manager (EndNote Web, RefWorks Classic, Mendeley – Zotero is an option). During the workshop students will experience importing and editing their most common citation types from the information environments in which they work. A key feature is the comparison between students’ disciplinary needs and citation manager of best fit.

Learning outcomes:

  • select the most useful citation manager based on discipline and research needs of the student;
  • create at least one citation manager account;
  • populate the account with citations to sources from the most frequently used information environments, be it the catalogue, ProQuest databases or Web of Science and Scopus;
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style.

 

  • Thursday, September 26th, 2019 from 12noon-1:00 PM. Library classroom B 
  • Monday, October 7th, 2019 from 12noon-1:00 PM. Library classroom B 
  • Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 from 12noon-1:00 PM. Library classroom B
  • Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 from 12noon-1:00 PM. Library classroom B

 

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Coding 101

We can’t teach you how to become a hacker, but you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to learn to code.  Learn the basics, and about the surprising ways coding can be useful…from the Humanities and Social Sciences to the Sciences! No judgement, no fear, beginners welcome!

  • Friday, September 27th ,2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM. Library classroom A
  • Friday, November 8th ,2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM. Library classroom A
  • Monday, January 20th ,2020 from 12noon – 1:00PM. Library classroom A

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Demystifying Chicago Style Citations

Your professor requires you to use the Chicago Style for the upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this workshop you will be comfortable asking about “which” Chicago style (Author-Date OR Notes-Bibliography) is expected, 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;
  • assess the use case for the Notes-Bibliography format, a unique vehicle for both source information and broadening the scope of the essay;
  • 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 bibliography.

 

  • Wednesday, October 2nd ,2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM. Library Classroom B 
  • Monday, October 21st ,2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM. Library Classroom B 
  • Wednesday, November 13th ,2019 from 12noon – 1:00PM. Library Classroom B 

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Schooled in Google Scholar

This session provides an overview of Google Scholar search and results and introduces less commonly known advanced features. It will also be compared with a similar tool, the Library’s “Search Articles.”

  • Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 from 12:00noon -1:00PM. Library classroom A

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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. 

  • Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 from 12:00noon -1:00PM. Library classroom B
  • Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 from 12:00noon -1:00PM. Library classroom B

Research Guide

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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.

  • Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 from 12:00noon -1:00PM. Library classroom B
  • Thursday,  November 7th, 2019 from 2:00PM-3:00PM. Library classroom B
  • Wednesday, Febrauary 5th, 2020 from 12:00noon -1:00PM. Library classroom B

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Advanced Searching in the Sciences

This session will welcome students to searching with the analytical insight of a true subject specialist. We will start in Web of Science to learn about the analytical and citation metrics. Next, we will move into the OVID family of databases to learn how to structure powerful searches using the modular approach favoured by that environment. This part of the workshop will involve harnessing the power of thesauri to make searches reproducible and exhaustive. Finally, we will visit BIOSIS Previews and SciFinder to see what subject-specific gems these two have for the biologists and (bio)chemists among us.

  • Monday, October 28th, 2019 from 12:00noon -1:00PM. Library classroom A
  • Monday, January 27th, 2020 from 12:00noon -1:00PM. Library classroom A

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Fake News - Or Is It?

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

  • Monday, September 23rd, 2019 from 12:00noon -1:00PM. Library classroom B
  • Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 12:00noon -1:00PM. Library classroom B

Research Guide

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Advanced Searching in the Social Sciences

Join us to learn about subject specific databases and resources in the Social Sciences.  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 assignment/research, as well as show you how to perform keyword searching in multiple database interfaces.

  • Tuesday, October 10th, 2019 from 12:00noon -1:30PM. Library classroom B
  • Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 from 12:00noon -1:30PM. Library classroom B

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Advanced Searching in the Humanities

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, as well as show you how to perform keyword searching in multiple databases.

  • Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 from 12:00noon-1:00PM - . Library classroom A
  • Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 from 12:00noon-1:00PM - Library classroom A

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Introduction to Archive & Special Collection Research

Archives and special collections both preserve and make historical materials available for research. In this workshop, you will learn how to research archival and special collection materials at the UTM Library. Learn about our archives and special collections and how to request research materials at the UTM Library. 

  • Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 from 12noon-1:00PM - Library Classroom A

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Introduction to Digital Collections

Knowing how to access the wealth of information at UofT Libraries can be overwhelming. Join us to learn about how to search the digital collections of primary source material available to students. These include born digital content, facsimiles of historical documents and artwork, and government databases. 

  • Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 from 12noon-1:00PM - Library Classroom A

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Introduction to Digital Scholarship

What is digital scholarship? This workshop will introduce you to the concept and practices of digital scholarship. An overview will be provided on how to apply digital scholarship methods and tools to course work and personal research, including building digital exhibits, data scraping and visualization, and how to start a digital project.   

  • Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 from12noon-1:00PM - Library Classroom A

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Let's Talk Politics

This session will introduce you to Canadian and American election resources, including opinion polls, election results, news sources, and coverage of debates and speeches. A library guide for this session can be found here.

  • Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 from 12:00noon -1:00PM. Library classroom B
  • Friday, October 11th, 2019 from 12:00noon -1:00PM. Library classroom B

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Digital Image Basics 101

This workshop provides basic information about digital images (file formats, file naming, resolution needed for printing versus PPT presentations, organizing image collections, downloading), copyright issues (fair dealing, creative commons, and public domain), citing and referencing images (style guides), search engines specifically for finding images on the web (advanced Google image searching), and some basic resources at the University of Toronto (FADIS, ArtStor).

  • Thursday, September 26th, 2019 from 11:00AM -12:00noon. Library classroom B
  • Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 from 11:00AM -12:00noon. Library classroom B

Research Guide

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Arts and Humanities: I need specific information! What type of publication do I search for?

In this session you will be introduced to the different types of publications, those in print and those available electronically. Not every publication is available electronically. Not every publication will provide the specific information you are seeking. You will learn how to save time by seeking the ‘right type’ of publication from the start. You will learn what kind of information is supplied by the following types of publications:  journal (academic, popular, trade), journal article, book reviews, conference proceedings, newspaper, reports (technical, research, commentaries), catalogue raisonnee, facsimile, exhibition catalogue, monograph, anthology, festschrift, encyclopedia, reference materials (biographies, bibliographies, directories, catalogues), geographical materials, dictionaries, primary sources and documents. Each publication type offers different information. 

  • Thursday, September 26th, 2019 from 12:00noon -1:00PM. Library classroom B
  • Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 from 12:00noon-1:00PM. Library classroom B

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Arts and Cinema: Using Different Sources and Publications for Research

This session will introduce students taking fine arts, visual studies and cinema courses to the different sources and types of publications available for research. Different sources provide different information:  primary vs. secondary sources, festchrifts,  journal (academic vs. popular, subject specific vs. interdisciplinary), journal article, book reviews, conference proceedings, catalogue raisonnee, facsimile, exhibition catalogue, on-line collections, monograph, anthology, chapter book, festschrift, encyclopedia, reference materials (bibliographies, biographies, directories, catalogues), archives and dictionaries. Each publication type offers different information. 

  • Thursday, September 26th, 2019 from 1:00PM-2:00PM. Library classroom B
  • Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 from 1:00PM-2:00PM. Library classroom B

Privacy and 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.

  • Tuesday, October 30th, 2019 from 12noon-1:00pm. Library classroom B

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FLC Tools Workshop: 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. Students will also learn about how to complete the FactSet Financial Modelling Certificate.

All sessions will take place in the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex

  • Friday, October 4th, 2019 from 12noon-1:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 from 12noon-1:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Monday, January 27th, 2020 from 12noon-1:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 from 4:00PM-5:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex 

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FLC Tools Workshop: FactSet Intermediate

This workshop is designed for students 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.

All sessions will take place in the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex

  • Wedesday, October 23rd, 2019 from 4:00PM-5:00PM.  Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex 
  • Thursday, November 21st, 2019 from 4:00PM-5:00PM.  Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 from 4:00PM-5:00PM.  Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Friday, March 20th, 2020 from 12noon-1:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex

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FLC Tools Workshop: Bloomberg Basics

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.

All sessions will take place in the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex

  • Monday, September 16th, 2019, from 12noon-1:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Thursday, September 26th, 2019, from 4:00PM-5:00P. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 from 12noon-1:00PM.  Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Wedneday, November 13th ,2019 from 12noon-1:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 from 4:00PM-5:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex 
  • Monday, February 24th, 2020 from 12noon-1:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex 
  • Thursday, March 12th, 2020 from 4:00PM-5:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 from 4:00PM-5:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex

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FLC Tools Workshop: 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. 

All sessions will take place in the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex

  • Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 from 4:00-5:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Monday, November 25th, 2019 from 12noon-1:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 from 4:00-5:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex
  • Monday, March 30th, 2020 from 12noon-1:00PM. Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, Room L1245, Lower Level, Innovation Complex 

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If you have any questions, please contact Paula Hannaford (paula.hannaford@utoronto.ca).