Books for data and statistical software

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: Wednesday, September 28, 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: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Essential Research Skills workshop series

Set yourself up for academic success by learning essential research skills that can help you save time, get better grades, deepen your engagement with your subject, and boost your confidence. Participants learn how to develop successful research questions; how to effectively search for quality resources; how to critically evaluate and choose the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers say they’re looking for.

Take these workshops individually or take all four for credit in the Co-Curricular Record. Each workshop will be offered several times over the year - check back for more dates.

 

Essential Research Skills: Getting Started

Location: Robarts LIbrary. e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions

Description: 84% of students say getting started is the hardest part of the research process - understanding what’s required, where to start with an unfamiliar topic, and how to wrestle a broad topic into something more focussed and workable.. Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • assess your own confidence levels with the different parts of the process
  • understand the requirements of an assignment
  • identify different starting points (includes how to use Wikipedia and how not to)
  • use a variety of tools to develop sound research topics

Questions? Please contact Eveline Houtman.

Other workshops in the series:

  • Finding Scholarly Sources
  • Choosing the Best Sources for Your Topic
  • Citing and Organizing Your Work