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
ONE of the introductory sessions, plus FOUR advanced sessions of your choosing. 

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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 29th from 2pm – 3pm
Thursday, August 30th from 2pm – 3pm
Tuesday, September 4th from 3pm – 4pm
Friday, September 7th from 12noon – 1pm
Monday, September 10th from 12noon – 1pm
Wednesday, September 12th from 12noon – 1pm
Friday, September 14th from 11am – 12noon
Monday, September 17th from 12noon – 1pm
Tuesday, September 18th from 12noon – 1pm
Thursday, September 20th from 4pm – 5pm
Monday, September 24th from 12noon – 1pm
Wednesday, September 26th from 12noon – 1pm
Thursday, September 27th from 12noon – 1pm
Friday, September 28th from 12noon – 1pm
Monday, October 1st  from 12noon – 1pm
Tuesday, October 2nd from 12noon – 1pm
Wednesday, October 3rd from 4pm – 5pm
Thursday, October 11th from 3pm – 4pm
Thursday, October 18th from 12noon – 1pm
Wednesday, October 24th from 12noon – 1pm

Library 101 Welcome to Canada - Introductory Sessions

Tuesday, September 11th from 12noon – 1pm
Thursday, September 20th from 12noon to 1pm  
Wednesday, September 26th from 12noon – 1pm
Wednesday, October 3rd from 12noon – 1pm
Friday, October 19th from 12noon – 1pm
 

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Advanced Sessions

FADIS: Learn how to access course images used in the art, architecture and visual cultural study programs at the University of Toronto. 

FADIS is a University of Toronto digital image repository of more than 230,000 images, data and bibliographical references. It also includes the University of Toronto art and digitized archival collections – it has specifically been developed for our courses and students. Learn how to use this resource for your studies, class presentations and assignments. The Federated Academic Digital Imaging System (FADIS) is a consortial learning management and courseware system developed for image based teaching of art, architecture and visual culture. 

Wednesday, November 7 from 12noon - 1pm

Tuesday, February 5 from 12noon-1pm

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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.”

Friday, November 16 from 1 - 2pm

Monday, February 11 from 12noon-1pm

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Introduction to Archives Research

This session with provide a brief introduction to visiting an archive and using archival resources for your research. Session will focus on the UTM Archives' digital and print collections but will extend to other archival collections.

Tuesday, February 26  from 12noon-1pm

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Citation Management Tools

Learn how to save and organize your citations, create bibliographies in many citation styles, and import references from article databases, library catalogues, and web sources. This session will focus on UofT Libraries’ RefWorks, a citation management tool, and introduce other free tools (e.g. Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote Basic).

Research Guide

Monday, October 22nd from 4pm – 5pm

Thursday, November 1st from  4pm – 5pm

Monday, January 21st from 4pm – 5pm

Tuesday, January 29th from 4pm – 5pm

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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.

Research Guide

Thursday, October 25th from 12noon- 1pm

Thursday, February 14th from 12noon – 1pm

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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.

Monday, October 22nd, from 12noon – 1pm

Tuesday, February 12 from 12noon -1pm

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Let's Talk Politics

Join us to learn about subject specific databases and resources in the This session will introduce you to Canadian and American election resources, including opinion polls, election results, news sources, and coverage of debates and speeches.

Tuesday, March 5 from 12noon - 1pm

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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 assignment/research, as well as show you how to perform keyword searching in multiple database interfaces.

Friday, October 26th from 12noon – 1pm

Tuesday, January 29th from 12noon – 1pm

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How to make a Research Poster

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. 

Research Guide

Thursday, October 4  from 12noon – 1pm

Tuesday, January 29 from 12noon – 1pm

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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.

Monday, October 15 from 12noon - 1pm

Tuesday, February 5 from 12noon - 1pm

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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.

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Digital Collections: Exploring Primary Sources in the Humanities

Discover digital primary sources from around the globe available to UTM students. Wonderful for research assignments and for the opportunity to explore the unknown.

Class cancelled, new date TBA

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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).

Research Guide

Tuesday, November 13 from 12noon - 1pm

Tuesday, January 22 from 12noon - 1pm

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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 29th from 12noon – 1pm

Monday, January 28th from 12noon – 1pm

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Finding and Using Images for Study and Research

This workshop shows how to find images on a wide range of specialized topics in a range of academic disciplines in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences at the University of Toronto, in special online collections, and in photo-sharing sites. This session includes an introduction to copyright issues such as fair dealing, creative commons, public domain, and license restrictions and how to use digital images in an academic environment.

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FLC Tools Workshop: FactSet Basics

This workshop is designed for students with little or no knowledge of FactSet. Students will learn how to:

  • Access FactSet in the FLC
  • Create their own FactSet account for off-campus use
  • Navigate and search the database

The various kinds of company, industry, and economic information available in FactSet will be highlighted.

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

Thursday, September 27 from 4 - 5pm

Monday, October 1 from 12noon - 1pm

Friday, October 24 from 12noon - 1pm

Tuesday, October 30 from 4 - 5pm

Tuesday, November 6 from 4 - 5pm

Wednesday, November 21 from 12noon - 1pm

Tuesday, January 15 from 4 - 5pm

Monday, January 21 from 12noon - 1pm

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FLC Tools Workshop: FactSet Intermediate

This workshop is designed for students who have completed the FactSet Basics workshop or for students with some experience using FactSet.

Advanced functionality in FactSet will be featured. Students will learn how to:

  • Generate a customized report about a company, using the BookBuilder function (@BB)
  • Create and customize a chart using economic, company, or industry data in the Charts tab (@C)
  • Build a list of companies that meet certain criteria using the Screening tab (@US)
  • Create and monitor a portfolio using the Market Watch (@MA)
  • Use the FactSet Escel plug-in

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

Tuesday, October 23 from 12noon - 1pm

Tuesday, November 15 from 4 - 5pm

Thursday, January 17 from 4 - 5pm

Wednesday, January 30 from 12noon - 1pm

Tuesday, February 12 from 4 - 5pm

Monday, February 25 from 12noon - 1pm

Friday, March 1 from 12noon - 1pm

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FLC Tools Workshop: Bloomberg Basics

This workshop is designed for students with little or no knowledge of Bloomberg.

Students will learn how to:

  • Access Bloomberg in the FLC
  • Creat their own Bloomberg account
  • Use the special Bloomberg keyboard
  • Navigate and search the terminal
  • Get certified with Bloomberg Market Concepts

The various kinds of company, industry, and economic information available in Bloomberg will be highlighted.

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

Monday, September 24 from 12noon - 1pm

Tuesday, October 9 from 4 - 5pm

Thursday, October 18 from 4 - 5pm

Wednesday, October 31 from 12noon - 1pm

Friday, November 16 from 12noon - 1pm

Wednesday, January 9 from 12noon - 1pm

Tuesday, January 29 from 4 - 5pm

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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 and will feature some of the advanced functionality.

Students will learn how to:

  • Customize the workspace tied to their accounts
  • Use Bloomberg Intelligence to research an industry and source hard-to-find data
  • Set up and monitor a portfolio with Portfolio Administration
  • Tap into market gossip or speculation through Speculation News
  • Monitor the FX market with the Foreign Exchange Information Platform
  • Identify job opportunities and prepare for interviews
  • Use the Bloomberg Excel plug-in

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

Friday, October 12 from 12noon - 1pm

Thursday, November 8 from 4 - 5pm

Friday, January 11 from 12noon - 1pm

Thursday, January 24 from 4 - 5pm

Thursday, February 7 from 12noon - 1pm

Tuesday, February 19 from 4 - 5pm

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