Library Online Workshops and Events: May 2022

Getting Started with Systematic Reviews

Date: May 10, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This session is intended for students, research assistants and faculty who are planning to undertake a systematic review, or who are interested in applying systematic research methods to a current project. We will discuss the core components of a systematic review, what makes a review ‘systematic’, and how to apply advanced research skills when searching the literature. There will be a particular focus on how best to utilize the library’s resources when undertaking a systematic review.Participants may wish to look at the online guide in advance of the session: https://learn.library.ryerson.ca/systematic_reviews


Legal Research for the Social Sciences and Humanities

Date: May 10, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Law has a major impact on the humanities and social sciences – whether you are researching the history of crime, writing media coverage for a trial, or analyzing the effects of legislation on society – but conducting legal research can often be intimidating. This workshop will cover the basics of legal research and is intended for researchers outside of the faculty of law. It will cover different sources of law, key terminology, and the major resources for legal research.

Introduction to Zotero

Date: May 12, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero lets you add citations to journal articles, websites and books with a single click. You can also use it to create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies in the style of your choice. Use of a citation manager is highly recommended for graduate students, faculty, and research assistants. For more information on Zotero, and to sign up and download, visit: https://learn.library.ryerson.ca/zotero


Demystifying the Literature Review

Date: May 18, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

A literature review can seem like an overwhelming and daunting task, but it is a crucial academic skill. It is essential to research, and is frequently required in course assignments throughout university. This session will break down the reasons why we do literature reviews and the steps one must take in order to ensure a sufficient and/or thorough exploration of the resources where the literature is found. Tips and tricks for managing the process will be offered. Participants will have increased confidence in defining and conducting the literature review, and will become familiar with the key resources required to complete one.


Past Online Workshops