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U of T students, faculty and staff may book appointments to discuss research questions and search strategies.
Why Measure Research Impact?
Measuring how your research impacts a field or discipline and how it impacts the world around you can:
  • Help support your application for tenure or promotion
  • Strengthen a research grant application
  • Identify how your research is being used
  • Connect you with potential collaborators
Read more about evaluating your research impact on our Research Impact guide.
Research Data Management
Need help managing and preserving your research data? We can help you organize, visualize and share your data. Read more on the Research Data Management and Data Visualization guides.
For help with your research, contact the Math Library.

From our collection

Genius at play : the curious mind of John Horton Conway /
Handbook of graph drawing and visualization /
Water wave scattering /
Refractions of mathematics education : festschrift for Eva Jablonka /


Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Online
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In a series of three workshops, learn to navigate the complex world of government information which provides official, authoritative, primary sources for almost every topic.

Historical government information & government financial documents: 

Government information, which can span decades if not centuries, offers primary and often detailed evidence on almost every topic in history. Come and explore different perspectives of world events from documents issued by various national governments. This session will also introduce core government financial documents which can be used for tracking spending and digging deeper into historical and contemporary policy. The budget, public accounts, and the estimates will be presented, including their functions and potential use cases in a variety of research scenarios.

Open to University of Toronto students, faculty, and staff.
More information on other events in the series: https://go.utlib.ca/govinfo

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online

Part 1: Structured Approach to Searching the Medical Literature for Knowledge Syntheses

Audience: University of Toronto graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research. UTORids will be required to participate. (if you are affiliated with UofT but do not know your UTORid, email: kaitlin.fuller[at]utoronto.ca). **Please register using an UofT email address eg. @utoronto.ca or @mail.utoronto.ca**

Date: Wednesday, January 27 2021

Time: 2:00- 4:00 (+ pre-class work)

Location: Online (Quercus + Blackboard Collaborate)

Note: this course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

This workshop follows a flipped-classroom model, which means there is pre-class work (30-40min) that is required to be completed before joining us online for class. This pre-class work will be available in Quercus.

Learning Objectives (pre-class work and online class):

  • Identify the key differences between systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and literature reviews, as they relate to the search
  • Incorporate tools and resources for proper reporting and management of their review
  • Utilize strategies for turning a research question into a searchable question with inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Identify databases for their review and explain when to use them
  • Practice using an objective, structured method for developing sensitive search strategies required for knowledge synthesis, utilizing controlled vocabulary, textwords and advanced techniques
  • Apply a structured approach to searching in OVID Medline

Expectations of Participants:

  • Join the Quercus site (you willl be added to the Quercus site after registration) 
  • Complete the pre-class survey (in Quercus)
  • Complete the pre-class work (in Quercus)
  • Attend the live class ready to participate in discussions and activities (BB Collaborate)
  • Complete the post-class evaluation (in Quercus)

Instructor: Kaitlin Fuller, MLIS

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Nadia Muhe
Location: Online
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This hands-on workshop introduces the R statistical programming language in RStudio. Participants can follow along the demonstration on their computer. The topics covered are importing and exploring data, creating graphs, creating new variables and managing data. It is most suitable for new R users or users looking to review their knowledge in R.

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the UofT community to write productively in a communal setting.

The drop-in sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between.

Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

WHO: Current U of T undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students are all welcome

WHEN:  Thurs Jan 28, 10:30AM-12:30PM

WHERE: via BbCollaborate - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants

HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 10-15 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email kieran.mcgarry[at]mail.utoronto.ca

Hosted by: Gerstein Science Information Centre

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

10:15-10:30: Log in to Zoom

10:30: Intros & writing goals for the session

10:35: start writing (30mins)

11:05: break!

11:10: resume writing (30mins)

11:40: break!

11:45: resume writing (30mins)

12:15: break & social

12:30: end