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Monday, 9am - 9pm
Earth Sciences Library
5 Bancroft Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
416-978-8450
lib.info@utoronto.ca
 

From our collection

How to clone a mammoth : the science of de-extinction /
The predator paradox : ending the war with wolves, bears, cougars, and coyotes /
Urban Peregrines /
The brown recluse spider /

Workshops

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This is introductory tour of Robarts Library designed for new students. The tour includes an overview of services provided by the library, the location of important service points, and a visit to the stacks.

Tour starts at 1:10pm at the Information Desk, 1st floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street.

No registration required. 

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Research and Writing Seminars: Develop Your Scholarly Voice. Each session in this suite of four interactive seminars integrates the learning of academic research and writing skills and is taught by a librarian in collaboration with a writing instructor. The goal of each seminar is to help you develop your own voice as an emerging scholar by enabling you to identify, situate and substantiate your arguments in the context of the scholarly discussion taking place in your discipline. The seminars are designed for humanities and social sciences students, but all are welcome.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Critical Reading

Learn how to develop critical reading skills and how to incorporate them into the process of research and critical writing. This session concentrates on the skills of analysis and synthesis as they pertain to library research and academic writing. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn to:

  • Describe the scholarly communication process, including the peer review process
  • Conduct university-level library research and understand the basics of the argumentative essay
  • Identify different types of sources and understand their role in your research process
  • Read strategically to select the best sources and recognize their most important part(s).
  • Employ criteria to evaluate sources for scope, authority and bias

Key terms for this session: Peer review, 3-D Reading, Bloom’s Taxonomy, primary & secondary sources.

Location: E.J. Pratt Library, E-Classroom (room 306) Directions

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Writing to Cite
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Literature Reviews
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This is introductory tour of Robarts Library designed for new students. The tour includes an overview of services provided by the library, the location of important service points, and a visit to the stacks.

Tour starts at 1:10pm at the Information Desk, 1st floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street.

No registration required. 

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Marcel Fortin
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of loading, manipulating, and visualizing geospatial datasets using esri's ArcGIS software package. Basic database and cartographic skills will also be introduced.

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