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Research workshops

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Engineering & Computer Science Library will be offering research workshops in September and October to help you with your research needs. You can sign up for these courses  online.

Engineering Library also offers tours of the Library. Tours are conducted Thursdays at 2:10 pm.  Meet at the Reference Help Desk in the Library.

Other libraries also offer instruction classes.  Please see the online listing for more information.

Advanced Engineering Research

Improve your research skills, review your search strategies, and get up to date on new developments in database searching. Ideal for graduate or upper level undergraduate students undertaking library research for papers or literature reviews for theses.

Sep 22, 2010 (12:10 PM – 01:10 PM)
Gerstein Science Information Centre, Gerstein training lab, 2nd floor

Oct 01, 2010 (12:10 PM – 01:10 PM)
Gerstein Science Information Centre, Gerstein training lab, 2nd floor

Refworks for Engineers

Refworks is a free online tool you can use to organize your research and easily output formatted bibliographies in approved styles such as IEEE. Learn to import references from engineering databases, organize citations, share your database with colleagues, output a bibliography, and output a footnoted document with reference list.

Oct 08, 2010 (11:10 AM – 12:10 PM)
Gerstein Science Information Centre, Gerstein training lab, 2nd floor

Amazing Library Race Winners!

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Congratulations to Greg and Mattia, who won the morning and afternoon versions of the Amazing Library Race, as well as everyone else who took on the challenge of navigating the Engineering and Computer Science Library!  A HUGE thank you to the volunteers who helped run the event, and made it a success!

Amazing Library Race – Wednesday September 9, 11:10 and 3:10!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Do you have what it takes to complete the Engineering and Computer Science Library’s Amazing Library Race?

Who: First year Applied Science and Engineering students, and anyone else who wants to participate and get prizes!

What: The Amazing Library Race – participants will race around the library, completing challenges and getting passport stamps.  The first person to finish will win the Grand Prize, but everyone who participates will get a prize!  Prizes include pens, staple-less staplers, notebooks, t shirts, luggage tags, bags, and other swag that will help you get through first year.

When :  Wednesday September 9, 11:10 and 3:10 – come to one or both!

Where: The Engineering and Computer Science Library (SF2402) – meet at the Reference Help Desk, straight ahead when you enter the library

Why: When else do you have the chance to race around the library and be rewarded for it?

Upcoming Workshops

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Engineering and Computer Science Library will be offering workshops this fall to help you with your research needs.

Advanced Engineering Research will be offered:

Sep 17, 2009 (12:10 PM – 01:10 PM)
Gerstein Science Information Centre, Gerstein training lab, 2nd floor

AND

Sep 22, 2009 (12:10 PM – 01:10 PM)
Gerstein Science Information Centre, Gerstein training lab, 2nd floor

To sign up, click here.

RefWorks for Engineers will be offered:

Oct 02, 2009 (12:10 PM – 01:10 PM)
Gerstein Science Information Centre, Gerstein training lab, 2nd floor

To sign up, click here.

As always, individual research consultations are also available.  Please call the Engineering and Computer Science Library at 416-978-6578 to schedule an appointment with a librarian.

Other libraries are also offering workshops this fall.  For a complete listing, please click here.

Earth Day – April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 is Earth Day!  Celebrate by reading one of these books, listed below, and learn more about what you can do as engineers or future engineers to help the Earth.   They are all available from the Engineering and Computer Science Library.

You can also search the catalogue for books related to engineering and the environment using keywords such as:

  • climactic changes
  • environmental aspects
  • ecological houses
  • energy conservation
  • environmental policy
  • global warming
  • greenhouse effect
  • ozone layer depletion
  • renewable energy sources
  • sustainable buildings
  • sustainable development