Archive for September, 2010

Library Disruptions This Week

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Engineering & Computer Science Library will be hosting the ESC101 tutorials on the following days:

Tuesday September 28,3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wednesday September 29, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Thursday September 30, 2:00pm – 4:00 pm

The library will be open and operational as usual; however, it may get very noisy and very crowded during these times.  Space required for the tutorials will be marked.  The library workstations are required for these tutorials.  You may be asked to move. We apologize for the inconvenience.

UTL mobile app now available!

Monday, September 20th, 2010

UTL mobile apps are now available for iPhone/iPod Touch, Blackberry, and Android devices!  For more information, and instuctions on downloading the app, visit the UTL mobile app webpage.

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

Love Your Library and the Environment contest winners!

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Thank you to everyone who entered the Love your Library and the Environment Contest!  The prize winners have been drawn, and we are in the process of contacting the prize winners.

Even though the contest is over, remember, you can still help youself, the library and the environment by bringing your own reusable spill-proof mug!  If you bring your own mug, you can get $0.25 off your beverage purchase at many food services locations on campus as part of the Lug a Mug campaign, help the library by reducing the amount of garbage in the library and making it a more enjoyable study space, and help the environment by reducing the amout of garbage produced when you bring your own mug as opposed to getting a disposable one with your purchase.   It’s a win-win-win situation!

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER Love Your Library and The Environment Contest!

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Today is the last day you can enter the Love Your Library and the Environment Contest at Engineering & Computer Science Library!

Submit your ballot by 3:00pm today for a chance to win travel mugs with coupons for food services locations on campus, or the Grand Prize – a $25 gift card for Aramark food services, good for many of the food services locations on campus!

Contest Rules:

This draw is open only to University of Toronto students, faculty and staff.

Winners must show a valid University of Toronto TCard when claiming his/her prize.

Contest closes September 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

Prize winners do not have to be present at the time of the draw.

Prize winners will be contacted by the library.

Prizes must be picked up by September 30, 2010, or the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be drawn.

Contestants may enter the contest more than once; however, only one prize per person will be given out.

University of Toronto Libraries’ employees are not eligible to enter.

All decisions by the library are final.

For more information about the contest, please contact Michelle Baratta at michelle.baratta@utoronto.ca or by phone at 416-946-0389.

Good luck to all who enter!

Love Your Library and The Environment Contest!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Beverages in spill-proof containers are now allowed in Engineering & Computer Science Library!  We’ve changed our policy so that you can enjoy beverages in the library while you work or study.  To encourage users to bring their own mugs, keeping the library clean and helping the environment, Engineering and Computer Science Library will be holding a draw for prizes such as covered beverage containers and gift cards.

To enter, please fill out a ballot in Engineering & Computer Science Library and drop it off in the ballot box at the Loan Services desk.

Contest Rules:

This draw is open only to University of Toronto students, faculty and staff.

Winners must show a valid University of Toronto TCard when claiming his/her prize.

Contest closes September 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

Prize winners do not have to be present at the time of the draw.

Prize winners will be contacted by the library.

Prizes must be picked up by September 30, 2010, or the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be drawn.

Contestants may enter the contest more than once; however, only one prize per person will be given out.

University of Toronto Libraries’ employees are not eligible to enter.

All decisions by the library are final.

For more information about the contest, please contact Michelle Baratta at michelle.baratta@utoronto.ca or by phone at 416-946-0389.

Good luck to all who enter!

2nd Annual Amazing Library Race Friday September 10!

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Engineering & Computer Science Library will be hosting the 2nd Annual Amazing Library Race on Friday, September 10 from 12-1 as part of Faculty Fun Day!

Do you have what it takes to complete the Engineering and Computer Science Library’s Amazing Library Race?  Last year, students raced around the library, and took home great prizes.  Who will win the race this year?

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 (a $25 gift certificate to the U of T Bookstore), but everyone who participates will get a prize!  Prizes include pens, bags, and other swag that will help you get through first year.

When :  Friday September 10, 2010  – the race starts at 12:10!

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?

Welcome/Welcome Back!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Welcome to all new Applied Science, Engineering and Computer Science students, and welcome back to all returning students!

Here are some links that you may find useful for navigating the library:

Engineering and Computer Science Library email address : engineering.library@utoronto.ca

Engineering and Computer Science Library web page:  engineering.library.utoronto.ca

Library Catalogue

Hours for Engineering and Computer Science Library, as well as other Libraries

Library Essentials for New Students (PDF)

Library instruction classes (listed by library)

Activating your UTORid (video)

Campus maps

Email (engineering.library@utoronto.ca), phone (416-978-6578)  or stop by if you have any questions about the library or its services.

Have a great year!

New Look for Scopus!

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Last week, we told you that  Scopus and ScienceDirect were undergoing maintenance.  Well, the result is a new look for Scopus, and a new service!  The new SciVerse interface combines Scopus and ScienceDirect into one searchable platform.

Try it out!

Fall/Winter Hours Begin Tuesday September 7, 2010

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Fall/Winter hours for Engineering & Computer Science Library and other U of T libraries begin on Tuesday September 7.

Fall/Winter hours for Engineering & Computer Science Library beginning September 7:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am – 10:30 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please see the online listing for other U of T libraries.