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!

Upcoming Workshops

Library 101: Introduction to LibrarySearch

The University of Toronto Libraries has introduced a new search system called LibrarySearch. Join us to learn how to discover books, e-books, journal articles, and more for your research, teaching, and learning. Participants will learn how to navigate the new search interface including how to use new features to access full text, to create citations, and to save your searches, and how to use advanced searching features like Boolean operators. 



September 17, 2021 | 10:00 am to 10:45 am

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Library 101: Introduction to LibrarySearch

The University of Toronto Libraries has introduced a new search system called LibrarySearch. Join us to learn how to discover books, e-books, journal articles, and more for your research, teaching, and learning. Participants will learn how to navigate the new search interface including how to use new features to access full text, to create citations, and to save your searches, and how to use advanced searching features like Boolean operators. 



September 17, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

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Library 101: Introduction to LibrarySearch

The University of Toronto Libraries has introduced a new search system called LibrarySearch. Join us to learn how to discover books, e-books, journal articles, and more for your research, teaching, and learning. Participants will learn how to navigate the new search interface including how to use new features to access full text, to create citations, and to save your searches, and how to use advanced searching features like Boolean operators. 



September 21, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

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Library 101: Introduction to LibrarySearch

The University of Toronto Libraries has introduced a new search system called LibrarySearch. Join us to learn how to discover books, e-books, journal articles, and more for your research, teaching, and learning. Participants will learn how to navigate the new search interface including how to use new features to access full text, to create citations, and to save your searches, and how to use advanced searching features like Boolean operators. 



September 21, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

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Library 101: Introduction to LibrarySearch

The University of Toronto Libraries has introduced a new search system called LibrarySearch. Join us to learn how to discover books, e-books, journal articles, and more for your research, teaching, and learning. Participants will learn how to navigate the new search interface including how to use new features to access full text, to create citations, and to save your searches, and how to use advanced searching features like Boolean operators. 



September 22, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

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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. 



September 22, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Library 101: Introduction to LibrarySearch

The University of Toronto Libraries has introduced a new search system called LibrarySearch. Join us to learn how to discover books, e-books, journal articles, and more for your research, teaching, and learning. Participants will learn how to navigate the new search interface including how to use new features to access full text, to create citations, and to save your searches, and how to use advanced searching features like Boolean operators. 



September 22, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

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Library 101: Introduction to LibrarySearch

The University of Toronto Libraries has introduced a new search system called LibrarySearch. Join us to learn how to discover books, e-books, journal articles, and more for your research, teaching, and learning. Participants will learn how to navigate the new search interface including how to use new features to access full text, to create citations, and to save your searches, and how to use advanced searching features like Boolean operators. 



September 23, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

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Library 101: Introduction to LibrarySearch

The University of Toronto Libraries has introduced a new search system called LibrarySearch. Join us to learn how to discover books, e-books, journal articles, and more for your research, teaching, and learning. Participants will learn how to navigate the new search interface including how to use new features to access full text, to create citations, and to save your searches, and how to use advanced searching features like Boolean operators.



September 27, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

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Library 101: Introduction to LibrarySearch

The University of Toronto Libraries has introduced a new search system called LibrarySearch. Join us to learn how to discover books, e-books, journal articles, and more for your research, teaching, and learning. Participants will learn how to navigate the new search interface including how to use new features to access full text, to create citations, and to save your searches, and how to use advanced searching features like Boolean operators.



September 27, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

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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.



September 28, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Digital Image Basics

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).



September 28, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Citation Management

A hands-on session during which participants create an account in at least one citation manager (EndNote Web, RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley), and import references from the catalogue and at least one database, then create 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 brief bibliography in a relevant style. 


September 28, 2021 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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Library 101: Introduction to LibrarySearch

The University of Toronto Libraries has introduced a new search system called LibrarySearch. Join us to learn how to discover books, e-books, journal articles, and more for your research, teaching, and learning. Participants will learn how to navigate the new search interface including how to use new features to access full text, to create citations, and to save your searches, and how to use advanced searching features like Boolean operators. 



September 29, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

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Library 101: Introduction to LibrarySearch

The University of Toronto Libraries has introduced a new search system called LibrarySearch. Join us to learn how to discover books, e-books, journal articles, and more for your research, teaching, and learning. Participants will learn how to navigate the new search interface including how to use new features to access full text, to create citations, and to save your searches, and how to use advanced searching features like Boolean operators. 



September 29, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

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Be a Google Scholar Savvy Student

Are you using Google Scholar for your assignment or work? Learn tips and tricks in this session, which help you take advantage of Google Scholar!



September 30, 2021 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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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 certifications.



September 30, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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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.



October 4, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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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.



October 6, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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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.



October 6, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Chicago Style Citations Basics

You have to cite using the Chicago Style for your upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session, you will be able to format basic in-text citations and bibliography entries.

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
  • create bibliography entries


October 8, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Journal of Forensic Sciences Style Citations Basics

You have to cite using the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Style for your upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session, you will be comfortable applying style basics, from in-text citation placement to formatting the 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 common reference types, including journal title abbreviation look-up


October 13, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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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.



October 13, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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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 certifications.



October 15, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Citation Management

A hands-on session during which participants create an account in at least one citation manager (EndNote Web, RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley), and import references from the catalogue and at least one database, then create 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 brief bibliography in a relevant style. 


October 15, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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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.



October 19, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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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 20, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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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.



October 21, 2021 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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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.



October 27, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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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 certifications.



November 2, 2021 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Journal of Forensic Sciences Style Citations Basics

You have to cite using the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Style for your upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session, you will be comfortable applying style basics, from in-text citation placement to formatting the 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 common reference types, including journal title abbreviation look-up


November 4, 2021 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Register

Chicago Style Citations Basics

You have to cite using the Chicago Style for your upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session, you will be able to format basic in-text citations and bibliography entries.

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
  • create bibliography entries


November 9, 2021 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Register

Citation Management

A hands-on session during which participants create an account in at least one citation manager (EndNote Web, RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley), and import references from the catalogue and at least one database, then create 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 brief bibliography in a relevant style. 


November 15, 2021 | 9:00 am to 10:00 am

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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.



January 26, 2022 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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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.



February 9, 2022 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Fake News

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

 



March 9, 2022 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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