Virtual Library (GPS): Registration now open!

Registration for the Virtual Library course is now open!

This seven module online course is open to graduate students at the University of Toronto as part of the Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) program.  The course runs from January 12 – March 2, 2015.

Students must complete 3 modules (module 1, module 2 or 3, and a module of your choice) to successfully complete the Virtual Library course and to obtain credit in the Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) program. Each module takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete.

Course Description

The landscape of academic research and publishing has become increasingly dynamic and complex. Fast-paced technological innovations shape our research practices as well as the ways we publish and share our work with others inside and outside our fields. The Virtual Library will help you develop the skills you need to successfully navigate the higher education information ecosystem.

This course provides opportunities for hands-on practice using the research tools in your discipline, as well as engaging with the broader issues affecting your research.

Modules include:

  1. Introduction to the higher education information ecosystem
  2. Social sciences and humanities library tools: advanced search techniques
  3. Science and health sciences library tools: advanced search techniques
  4. Google Scholar: advanced search techniques
  5. Tracking citations and impact factors
  6. Open Access publishing and scholarly communication
  7. Citation management (RefWorks, Zotero, etc.)


Enrolment in the course is limited to 25 students – only 7 spots left…

Register now!

About Monique Flaccavento

Acting Director, OISE Library
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