This guide is designed to connect researchers with earth science subject-specific resources.
|Writing & Citations|
|What is Plagiarism?|
|Scopus||A large abstract and index database of peer-reviewed sources with quality resources across the fields of science, technology, medicine and social sciences.|
|A subject-specific database for physical and human geography, earth and environmental sciences, ecology, and related disciplines.|
|Web of Science||A database repository, housing numerous collections and providing access to scholarly resources across disciplines including: sciences, social sciences, arts, medicine and humanities.|
Use Article Finder if you already know the specific article you are searching for. Enter key information such as Journal, Volume, Issue or Year.
Note: If you receive limited results, try to remove data (i.e. Article Title, Issue) from some of the fields and search again.
For more search options, click on the "Advanced Search" function from the library homepage next to "Articles".
Enter keywords, author, or publication title to search across multiple databases. Use the facets on the left to narrow your results by adding filters such as "Scholarly journals" or "Full text online". You may also choose to specify a format such as: "Journal Article", "Government Document" or "Map".
If you receive limited results, try to broaden your search by removing filters, changing your keywords or removing a search row.
Looking for Scholarly Journals?
Scholarly Journals include reports or reviews of original research, analysis or experimentation and are typically written by scholars, researchers or experts in their particular discipline.
When searching using the University of Toronto library catalogue for article searches, you may filter your resources by "Scholarly Journals" by checking off this box from the filter selections.
Tips & Tricks for Finding Books
When searching for books, combine your keywords using 'AND', 'OR', or 'NOT'.
For example, try searching for "forest conservation AND indigenous people" in the library catalogue to find results that combine both keywords.
Let's look at the results of the search:
Request an Item
If the item is not in the library, do not dismiss borrowing the book from another library. This item is located at two libraries. You can request items easily by clicking on request:
On the following screen, enter your library card barcode number and PIN. Choose intercampus delivery, select St. George campus, and specify the library you prefer to pick the book at. Make sure to enter an email address that you use frequently as you will receive an email when the book arrives.
Note: Make sure that you order the book AT LEAST 3 business days (preferably a week) before you need it.
Studying for an upcoming exam? Use the library's old exam repository to search or browse for exams related to specific courses.
Here are some tips to help you study for upcoming tests or exams:
Academic Success Resources:
Citation Guides - Online
The Writing Centre offers invaluable services to students including:
Plagiarism is defined as "the wrongful appropriation and purloining, and publication as one's own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas ... of another." Broadly speaking, plagiarism is failing to give credit for any ideas or expressions of ideas that are not your own.
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