Library 101 Registration

To complete the Library 101 certificate program, you will need to attend FIVE sessions of your choosing. Attendance is tracked by online registration and online attendance. Certificates are signed by the Chief Librarian and awarded at the end of March 2021. Participants will be notified by email if they are eligible to receive a certificate.

Year of Study
Advanced Searching in Art History, Visual Studies and Cinema

This session teaches students in arts programs how to do advanced searches on specialized areas or escoteric topics they are investigating. The pros and cons of available databases will be reviewed, searching for different publication formats, inter-disciplinary searches and specialized resources available to save you time and find the material you need.

Citation Management

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.
Finding and Using Digital Images
This workshop will introduce the basics of working with digital images:  finding sources, file naming, file types, storage, preservation and long-term sustainability issues, as well as, ethical and  copyright issues. Copyright issues will be addressed concerning academic studies, assignments, public vs. creative common sites, publishing and professional work.
FLC Tools Workshop: Bloomberg Basics
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.
FLC Tools Workshop: Bloomberg Intermediate
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.
FLC Tools Workshop: FactSet Basics
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.
FLC Tools Workshop: FactSet Intermediate
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.
Google Scholar for My Assignments
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!
Introduction to LibrarySearch
The University of Toronto Libraries is introducing a new search system called LibrarySearch. Join us to learn how to discover books, e-books, journal articles, and more for your research, teaching, and learning. Participants will learn how to navigate the new search interface including how to use new features to access full text, to create citations, and to save your searches, and how to use advanced searching features like Boolean operators.
Library 101 Introductory Sessions
Learn about the amazing resources in the Library and the services available to impact your grades and enrich your academic career!
Navigating Quercus - Tips for Students
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. 
Privacy and Security
Do you take pictures and share them online? Ever sign up for a cool app on your cell phone? Know the risks associated with sharing your data and be better prepared to protect yourself from the worst-case scenarios (e.g. academic account hijacking, even identity theft). This session will show ways in which you can maintain some control over what personal information about you is shared.
Research Data 101
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.
Research Posters 101
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.
The Basics of Chicago Style Citations

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. 
The Basics of Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Style Citations
Using and Citing #SocialMedia in Research
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.