Library Academy

Great research leads to great grades, and to great careers! Let us introduce you to the rich resources that will help you excel in your academic journey.

Course List
Course Name Date Time Location Register
Fake News - Or Is It? January 16, 2017 12-1pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
Bloomberg Basics January 18, 2017 12-1pm FLC, IC Room L1245 Register Here

Postponed until further notice:                                                                              Digital Collections: Exploring Hidden Gems in the Humanities

January 19, 2017 12-1pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
How to Make a Research Poster January 25, 2017 12-1pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
FactSet Fundamentals January 26, 2017 4-5pm FLC, IC Room L1245 Register Here
FactSet Fundamentals February 6, 2017 12-1pm FLC, IC Room L1245 Register Here
Citation Management Tools February 7, 2017 12-1:30pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
Fake News - Or Is It? February 8, 2017 12-1pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
Advanced Searching in the Sciences February 9, 2017 12-1pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
Bloomberg Basics February 15, 2017 4-5pm FLC, IC Room L1245 Register Here
Let's Talk Politics: Rehashing the Elections and Other Political Science Resources February 16, 2017 12-1pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
FactSet Fundamentals February 22, 2017 12-1pm FLC, IC Room L1245 Register Here
Bloomberg Basics February 23, 2017 12-1pm FLC, IC Room L1245 Register Here
Digital Image Basics 101 February 27, 2017 12-1pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
Privacy and Security, Part I February 28, 2017 12-1:30pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
Citation Management Tools March 1, 2017 12-1:30pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
Schooled in Google Scholar March 2, 2017 12-1pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
FInding and Using Images for Study and Research March 6, 2017 12-1pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
Privacy and Security, Part II: Password Protection March 7, 2017 12-1pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
Schooled in Google Scholar March 8, 2017 12-1pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register
Free Scholarly Resources and Research Alerts March 15, 2017 12-1pm Library Classroom A, Room 185 How to Register

 

Session Information

Monday, January 16

Fake News - Or Is It?

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

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Wednesday, January 18

FLC Tools Workshop: Bloomberg Basics

Learn the basics of one of the core finance databases available in the FLC. See why Bloomberg is a favorite tool of the Street.

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Thursday, January 19th

Digital Collections: Exploring Hidden Gems 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.

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Wednesday, January 25th

How to make a Research Poster

Need to make a poster to show off your research? Presenting your poster to classmates or at conference? We will cover step-by-step instructions and best practices for poster-making using Powerpoint. 

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Thursday, January 26th

FLC Tools Workshop: FactSet Fundamentals

Learn the basics of one of the core finance databases available in the FLC. See why FactSet is used in finance, accounting and management courses here at UTM.

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Monday, February 6th

FLC Tools Workshop: FactSet Fundamentals

Learn the basics of one of the core finance databases available in the FLC. See why FactSet is used in finance, accounting and management courses here at UTM.

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Tuesday, February 7th

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, citation management tool and introduce other free tools (e.g. Zotero, Mendeley and Endnote Basic).

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Wednesday, February 8th

Fake News - Or Is It?

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

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Thursday, February 9th

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.

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Tuesday, February 15th

FLC Tools Workshop: Bloomberg Basics

Learn the basics of one of the core finance databases available in the FLC. See why Bloomberg is a favorite tool of the Street.

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Thursday, February 16th

Let’s Talk Politics: Rehashing the Elections & Other Political Science Resources

This session will introduce you to Canadian and American election resources, including opinion polls and election results, news sources, and video coverage of debates and speeches.

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Wednesday, February 22nd

FLC Tools Workshop: FactSet Fundamentals

Learn the basics of one of the core finance databases available in the FLC. See why FactSet is used in finance, accounting, and management courses here at UTM.

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Thursday, February 23rd

FLC Tools Workshop: Bloomberg Basics

Learn the basics of one of the core finance databases available in the FLC. See why Bloomberg is a favorite tool of the Street.

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>Monday, February 27th

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).

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Tuesday, February 28th

Privacy and Security Part I

Do you use Google maps to navigate from home to school, work, or elsewhere?  Ever sign up for a cool app on your cell phone?  Know the risks associated with this data sharing 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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Wednesday, March 1st

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, citation management tool and introduce other free tools (e.g. Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote Basic).

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Thursday, March 2nd

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.”

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Monday, March 6th

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, the 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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Tuesday, March 7th

Privacy and Security Part II: Password Protection

How to create strong passwords easy for humans to remember and hard for computers to guess.

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Wednesday, March 8th

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.”

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Wednesday, March 15th

Free Scholarly Resources and Research Alerts

Look for new ways to keep up to speed with research?  This session will introduce you to a few advanced strategies for searching international scholarly open access collections and establishing a personal research alert system.

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How to Register for a Library Academy Course

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