Workshops

Library 101 Introductory Section 2 to 13:00

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

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Automatically Download a Web Archive with Wget to 15:00

Does your research require you to build an archive of data from public websites? In this workshop attendees will learn how to automatically download webpages with the wget program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading webpages. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up data once it’s downloaded. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Library 101 Introductory Section 3 to 13:00

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

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Library 101 Introductory Section 4 to 13:00

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

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Conducting Literature Searches, Section 1 to 16:00

During this module, students select and explore Library resources based on a topic of their choice to develop an understanding of the organizational structure of the resources. Students learn effective search strategies for their topics within these resources.

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Introduction to the Unix Shell to 16:00

The Unix shell is a powerful tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes.  You can combine existing programs in different ways and automate repetitive tasks so you don’t need to type things over and over again.  This workshop will go over the basics of the Unix shell, starting with working with files and directories, using pipes and filters, and a little bit of shell scripting. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Citation Management Section 1 to 18:00

A hands-on session during which every participant will create an account in at least one (freely available) citation manager: EndNote Web, RefWorks, or Mendeley. Students will import and edit references from the catalogue and at least one database, then create a bibliography. 

Learning outcomes:

  • select the most useful citation manager based on the research needs of the student; 
  • create one citation manager account; 
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments; 
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style.
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Library 101 Introductory Section 5 to 13:00

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

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Scrape Instagram Data with Instagram-Scraper to 16:00

Does your research require you to build an archive of Instagram data? In this workshop attendees will learn how to scrape Instagram posts with the Instagram-Scraper program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading posts. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up Instagram data once it’s downloaded. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Advanced Searching in the Humanities to 13:00

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, how to perform keyword searching in multiple database interfaces, and how to find primary sources through bottom-up searching.

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Bloomberg Basics Section 1 to 13:00

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.

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Bloomberg Basics Section 1 to 13:00

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.

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Conducting Literature Searches, Section 2 to 16:00

During this module, students select and explore Library resources based on a topic of their choice to develop an understanding of the organizational structure of the resources. Students learn effective search strategies for their topics within these resources.

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Google Scholar for My Assignments Section 1 to 16:00

Would it be ok if I use Google Scholar to find scholarly articles and books? If you have this question in your mind, join this session. Understanding how and when to use Google Scholar will make you feel more comfortable with your choice!

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Starting a Literature Synthesis: Systematic & Scoping Review Basics to 16:00

Should you do a systematic or a scoping review? What is the difference? How do you start? After attending this session, you will be able to answer these questions – and more – making it easier to plan your knowledge synthesis project.

Learning outcomes:

  • distinguish between the features of, and workflows in, different types of knowledge syntheses;
  • apply research question and search building strategies such as PICO;
  • draft inclusion and exclusion criteria;
  • gain awareness of UofT’s new knowledge synthesis tool, Covidence.

(This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Library 101 Introductory Session 8 to 13:00

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

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Identifiers and Impact: Using ORCiD and Your Research Impact to 15:00

Researcher identifiers are a simple and convenient way to ensure your work is searchable, properly cited, and can help you analyse your research impact.  In this workshop, learn about what researcher identifiers are, the benefits of having one, and how having one can impact your current and future research.   Attendees will also be guided through the process of signing up for an ORCiD account. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Research Posters 101 Section 1 to 22:00

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.

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Finding, Using and Publishing Images in Advanced Research, Teaching and Graduate Studies to 15:00

This session introduces you to advanced tools for finding, using and building ‘sustainable’ image collections for teaching, research and publishing. How do you design an image collection to store those valuable ideas and easily retrieve them in the future? How do you add metadata to image files for effective computer searches? What type of image file should you be saving your images in? What are the differences in image files? Why can you not cut and paste images into your PowerPoint presentations? Where do you look for that particular image? How do you quickly find copyright information on the various publishers? How do you determine what copyright permissions are needed for teaching or publishing your thesis, book, article? Are there different requirements? Is copyright permission needed for using images on Quercus, webpages or blogs? What are the best resources to save time and obtain the images you need? This session introduces tools, resources and answer those questions. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all U of T affiliated  persons are welcome to attend).

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FactSet Basics Section 1 to 12:00

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.

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FactSet Basics Section 1 to 12:00

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.

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Citation Management Section 2 to 13:00

A hands-on session during which every participant will create an account in at least one (freely available) citation manager: EndNote Web, RefWorks, or Mendeley. Students will import and edit references from the catalogue and at least one database, then create a bibliography. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • select the most useful citation manager based on the research needs of the student; 
  • create one citation manager account; 
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments; 
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style. 
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The Basics of Chicago Style Citations Section 1 to 16:00

Your professor requires you to use the Chicago Style for the upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session you will be comfortable asking about “which” Chicago style (Author-Date OR Notes-Bibliography), 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; 
  • 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 brief bibliography. 
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Using and Citing Social Media in #Research Section 1 to 13:00

Social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram have had an enormous impact on our culture and the way we communicate; they’re also increasingly used by researchers to share their work and engage in scholarly discussions online. This can make them great primary or secondary sources! In this workshop, you’ll learn some tips about when to use social media for research, hacks to find the accounts and content you’ll need on several platforms, and the rules to follow in multiple citation styles.

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Bloomberg Intermediate to 16:00

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.

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Bloomberg Intermediate to 16:00

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.

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Research Data 101 Section 1 to 13:00

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.

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Navigating Quercus - Tips for Students to 15:00

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. 

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Introduction to MATLAB to 15:00

In this introduction to MATLAB, we will go over variables, operators, built-in functions, and accepting input in scripts.  We will also go over how to access the MATLAB from computers around campus. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Bloomberg Basics Section 2 to 16:00

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.

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Bloomberg Basics Section 2 to 16:00

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.

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Introduction to the Unity Editor and Making Games to 16:00

Does your research require you to make a game or a digital storytelling experience? In this introductory workshop attendees will learn how to use the Unity Editor, import art assets, and create a mini-game. Attendees will also get a brief overview of game and story design and go through the process of building and releasing a game application. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Library 101 Introductory Section 6 to 13:00

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

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Using and Citing Social Media in #Research Section 2 to 13:00

Social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram have had an enormous impact on our culture and the way we communicate; they’re also increasingly used by researchers to share their work and engage in scholarly discussions online. This can make them great primary or secondary sources! In this workshop, you’ll learn some tips about when to use social media for research, hacks to find the accounts and content you’ll need on several platforms, and the rules to follow in multiple citation styles.

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Citation Management Section 3 to 20:00

A hands-on session during which every participant will create an account in at least one (freely available) citation manager: EndNote Web, RefWorks, or Mendeley. Students will import and edit references from the catalogue and at least one database, then create a bibliography. 

Learning outcomes: 

  • select the most useful citation manager based on the research needs of the student; 
  • create one citation manager account; 
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments; 
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style. 
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Advanced Searching in the Sciences to 13:00

This session will welcome students to searching with the analytical insight of a true subject specialist. We will start by introducing the OVID family of databases and learn about how to structure powerful searches using the modular approach favoured by that environment with a focus on MeSH.  We will then explore advanced searching techniques that can be used to strengthen your search in Web of Science, Scopus and Engineering village.  We will also visit BIOSIS Previews and SciFinder to see what subject-specific gems these two have for the biologists and (bio)chemists among us. Lastly, we will be looking at what Grey Literature is, and how to find it.

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FactSet Basics Section 2 to 13:00

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.

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FactSet Basics Section 2 to 13:00

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.

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Join the Conversation: Research Networking on #AcademicTwitter to 15:00

Interested in using Twitter to up your networking game and benefit your academic career? This hands-on session covers Twitter best practices and etiquette, hacks to find the right community, and other tips to make your time on social media more effective as a researcher. That next presentation or research project may be just around the corner! (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Google Scholar for My Assignments Section 2 to 16:00

Would it be ok if I use Google Scholar to find scholarly articles and books? If you have this question in your mind, join this session. Understanding how and when to use Google Scholar will make you feel more comfortable with your choice!

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FactSet Intermediate to 12:00

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.

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FactSet Intermediate to 12:00

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.

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Scrape Twitter Data with TWARC to 15:00

Does your research require you to build an archive of Twitter data? In this workshop attendees will learn how to scrape tweets with the TWARC program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading tweets. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up Twitter data once it’s downloaded. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all U of T affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Fake News to 13:00

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

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The Basics of Chicago Style Citations Section 2 to 11:00

Your professor requires you to use the Chicago Style for the upcoming paper. Do not panic! After this session you will be comfortable asking about “which” Chicago style (Author-Date OR Notes-Bibliography), 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; 
  • 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 brief bibliography. 
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Introduction to Git to 15:00

With this introduction to Git, we will go over the basics on Git and GitHub.  We will go over setting up a GitHub account, explaining basic commands like clone, add, and commit, setting up a repository on GitHub, and how to recover old versions of files. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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Library 101 Introductory Section 7 to 13:00

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

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Citation Management Section 4 to 11:00

A hands-on session during which every participant will create an account in at least one (freely available) citation manager: EndNote Web, RefWorks, or Mendeley. Students will import and edit references from the catalogue and at least one database, then create a bibliography.

Learning outcomes:

  • select the most useful citation manager based on the research needs of the student; 
  • create one citation manager account; 
  • populate the account with references from the most frequently used information environments; 
  • make a bibliography in a relevant style. 
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Research Posters 101 Section 2 to 13:00

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.

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Research Data 101 Section 2 to 13:00

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.

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