Please note:

  • You must REGISTER for each session that you plan to attend.  Due to space limitations, unregistered students may not be admitted if the session is full.
  • This schedule is subject to change. Occasionally, we may have to cancel a session or shift dates or times  because of a shortage of classrooms,  labs or instructors.  Please check the schedule before attending a session to confirm that it is being held. We will make every effort to contact you by e-mail if we find it necessary to change or cancel a session.

NOTE TO FACULTY/INSTRUCTORS:  Because of space limitations these workshops are not designed to accommodate your classes.  To arrange for a course-specific Library Research Skills Workshop please contact your subject librarian.

 

Navigating the Library’s Electronic Resources

Learn how to use the Library’s extensive collection of electronic databases to find the best and most relevant information available. This is the type of information your professors want you to use in your assignments and essays. Instruction will be given in searching for and retrieving full-text journal articles. The Library’s Search Everything function will also be demonstrated and the differences between Google and the Library’s scholarly sources of information will  be discussed.

This workshop may be used as part of the requirements for the Academic Integrity and Get Clear programs.

FALL 2019 Schedule

Date Day Time Location Sign Up Link
Sept. 18 Wednesday 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. LIB 667A (Library 6th floor) Register
Oct. 22 Tuesday 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. LIB 667A (Library 6th floor) Register
Nov. 11 Monday 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. LIB 667A (Library 6th floor) Register

 

Demystifying the Literature Review

From annotated bibliographies to literature reviews to systematic reviews, students are frequently asked to find scholarly articles about a topic and provide thoughtful analysis of what they read. This workshop will provide participants with the information they need to identify what sort of review they are doing, how to find what they need, read the material with a critical eye and keep it all organized. Bring your laptop if you’ve got one; laptops will be provided for those who require one. Students from all departments are welcome to register.

Date Day Time Location Sign Up Link
Sept. 26 Thursday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. SLC 508 Register
Sept. 27 Friday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. SLC 508 Register
Oct 3 Thursday 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. SLC 508 Register
Oct 31 Thursday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. SLC 508 Register

 

Ryerson Library’s Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Are you interested in learning the skills needed to make better financial decisions? Register for our Financial Literacy Workshop series, where we will explore the Library’s collection and evaluate relevant material to help you navigate the wealth of information on spending, budgeting, banking, saving, credit and personal finances. The workshop series is open to all Ryerson University students.

Fall 2019 sessions

Session Date Time Location Sign Up Link
Budgeting & Spending Oct. 22, 2019 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. LIB-386C (Library 3rd Floor) Register
Bank Accounts and Saving Oct. 29, 2019 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. LIB-386C (Library 3rd Floor) Register
Credit & Debt Management Nov. 5, 2019 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. LIB-386C (Library 3rd Floor) Register

 

Advanced Library Research Methods/Journal Rankings Deconstructed

Using threshold concepts, this session will provide a contextual overview of traditional research databases compared to federated search engines which allow access to institutional research depositories and the deep web. Searching information backward and forward in time will be illustrated. Journal ranking in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities will be considered. (Familiarity with journal ranking is recommended for graduate students who are planning to complete a thesis or MRP.)

NOTE:  This advanced workshop is for  graduate students and 4th year students only.   Students should  be familiar with database searching techniques before registering  or attend the workshop Navigating the Library’s Electronic Resources in advance.

This workshop cannot be used as part of the requirements for the Academic Integrity or Get Clear programs.  Please attend Navigating the Library’s Electronic Resources, above.

FALL 2019 Schedule – To Be Announced.