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Browzine

This bookshelf-style app allows you to browse, read, share, and save online journals directly to your iOS or Android tablet or smartphone.

Flickering of the Flame: The Book and the Reformation

Mon, Sep. 25, 2017 to Wed, Dec. 20, 2017
This exhibition examines the role the printed word played in facilitating the revolution sparked by Martin Luther 500 years ago when he publicly posted his 95 theses in Germany.

St. Michael’s College Annual Book Sale September 27- 30, 2017

The 14th Annual SMC Book Sale hosted by The Friends of the John M. Kelly Library features thousands of donated books. Volunteers welcomed.

The Journey of the Book

Ever wonder how a book gets onto the library shelves? Watch our photo-essay on YouTube.

U of T Showcase 150

In recognition of Canada 150, campus archives and special collections have come together to showcase their unique, diverse holdings within the context of 150 years of Canada's historical narrative.

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Explore our ebook platforms and collections

We've compiled a list of our major ebook providers so you can see how to access and use ebooks in each collection.

Robarts Common

A major expansion of the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, will start to take shape this summer thanks to a transformational gift from Drs. Russell and Katherine Morrison. We are pleased to announce that the firm Harbridge + Cross Limited will shortly begin construction of the Robarts Common.

More information about Robarts Common

Workshops

3D Printing Safety Training - MADLab Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Tuesday, September 26 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles

Questions?

Send your questions to [email protected] or visit our website at: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/3dprinting

Research and Writing Seminar: Critical Reading Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library

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
Research and Writing Seminar: Writing to Cite Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library

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.

Writing to Cite

Learn how to develop effective strategies for academic research and how to correctly incorporate primary and secondary sources into your essays. Through short lectures, interactive class discussions and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

  • The role of citation practices in the scholarly conversation
  • The various styles of documentation
  • The mechanics of “writing up” your sources
  • The different types of publications and how to integrate and document your use of them
  • To incorporate close reading to develop your own research interests and arguments
  • What ideas you can claim as your own and which ones you cannot
  • How to avoid inadvertent plagiarism

Key terms for this session: close reading, signaling, quoting, paraphrasing

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

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Critical Reading
  • Annotated Bibliographies

Literature Reviews

Finding Canadian data & statistics Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

This workshop will introduce you to sources of Canadian data, with a focus on tools for discovering Statistics Canada data, including CANSIM, CHASS Census Analyser, and <odesi>. It will cover search strategies and techniques and allow hands-on time for exploring and discovering data of interest to your own research.

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TSpace Showcases and preserves your scholarly work at UofT. Anatomia Features approximately 4500 full page plates and other significant illustrations of human anatomy. Victoria University Archives Repository for the acquisition, preservation and use of University records of permanent value. Dance in Video Contains over 365 hours of dance productions and documentaries. Thomas Fisher Rare Book The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library houses the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections including books, manuscripts More collections

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New resources are being sought to continue to build the legacy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Canada's largest rare book library, for future generations of students and scholars.

Gerstein Science Information Centre

The Gerstein Science Information Centre, Canada’s largest health science collection, is seeking new resources to maintain the momentum created by the renewal of the Centre in the year 2000.

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