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. 
 

Introductory Sessions

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

Please register for one of the following to hold your spot!

August 23   2-3pm
August 24   2-3pm
August 29   10-11am
September 5   12-1pm
September 6   12-1pm
September 7   12-1pm
September 12   12-1pm
September 13   12-1pm
September 18   12-1pm
September 21   12-1pm
September 26   12-1pm
September 27   12-1pm
October 2   12-1pm
October 10   3-4pm
October 13   3-4pm

 

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

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Advanced Sessions

Register today to hold your spot for any of the following:

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. 

September 13 1-2pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190

 

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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.”

September 25 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190
October 24 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190

 

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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.

October 17 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190

 

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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

October 17 5-6pm Library Classroom B, Room 190
October 18 5-6pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190
January 18 5-6pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190
January 19 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190

 

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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

October 18 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190
February 28 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190

 

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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

October 25 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190
January 17 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190

 

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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.

October 26 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190
February 8 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190

 

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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.

November 1 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190

 

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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.

November 7 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190

 

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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

November 8 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190
January 24 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190

 

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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.

November 13 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190
February 27 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190

 

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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.

November 15 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190
February 7 12-1pm Library Classroom A/B, Room 185/190

 

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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
  • Get help using FactSet
  • Get certified with FactSet's KnowledgeBase in Financial Modelling

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

October 6 12-1pm
October 12 4-5pm
November 1 4-5pm
November 8 12-1pm
January 17 12-1pm

 

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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

November 14 12-1pm
January 23 4-5pm
February 9 12-1pm
February 13 12-1pm
March 13 12-1pm

 

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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 help in using Bloomberg
  • 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

October 2 12-1pm
October 24 12-1pm
October 31 12-1pm
November 6 4-5pm
November 10 12-1pm
November 13 12-1pm
November 21 12-1pm
November 24 12-1pm
January 16 12-1pm

 

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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

November 15 12-1pm
January 24 4-5pm
February 8 4-5pm
February 14 12-1pm
March 16 12-1pm

 

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