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Research Guides

INI101: Blogging the just city

This guide supports the class taught by Prof. Shawn Micallef.

Search Library Catalogue for Books, Journals, and Films

Search for books, journals, films and more using the search box below

  • You can select to search particular fields using the dropdown menu below (Title, Author, Subject, Call Number) or leave it set to "Anywhere" to search all fields.
  • Narrow to online resources on the search results page by marking "Online" checkbox on the leftside. 

Be aware that you cannot use Quotation marks (e.g., "film theory" ) or Asterisk * ( e.g., narrat*  = narrative, narration, narrator)  with this search tool. Instead visit the UofT Libraries Website to launch your search. 

Learn about UofT Libraries' new search interface: LibrarySearch (Launching in 2021)

Narrow to eBooks

To narrow your search results to online resources (e.g., eBooks, eJournals, article databases, streamable video / audio):

UTL website - search results page's Online filter

  1. Find the "Refine your search" menu on left side of the screen.  
  2. Find "Online" and click the check box on the left to activate the filter. 
  3. To deactivate the filter, click on the box again to remove the checkmark. 

Find Digitized Books through UofT & HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS)

The University of Toronto is now a participant in the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). This means that during the U of T library closure due to COVID-19, current students and faculty can read digitized versions of more than 2.5 million of the library’s in-copyright print books that have been deposited in the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Materials with Temporary access can be borrowed by one person at a time for 1 Hour with the option to extend the loan period. 

How to access digital copies of books via the HathiTrust ETAS? 

HathiTrust contains millions of digitized titles from collections worldwide.

To access the U of T subscription, you willl need to  log in with your UTORid.

  1. Read and agree to the term of use statement (scroll to bottom).
  2. From anywhere on the HathiTrust website, click the yellow LOG IN button.
  3. Find and select the University of Toronto in the list of partner institutions.
  4. Login with your UTORid and password
  5. When you have logged in, you will be returned to the HathiTrust website, where you can search the HathiTrust collection. In your search results, look for items labeled 'Temporary Access' or 'Access'

How do I search and use the HathiTrust ETAS?

UofT Libraries Curbside Pickup Service

Curbside Pickup Service 

Curbside Pickup Service is opening up at specific UofT Libraries but certain groups of books are excluded:  

Full List of Libraries take part in retrieval for Curbside Pickup Service


Curbside Pickup Locations 

Please note that items must be picked up at that specific library and they should be returned to that library since there is no delivery service between libraries or campuses at this time. 


Narrow by Library Location

Note:  You can request items from other UofT campuses (UTL at Downsview, UofT Mississauga, and UofT Scarborough) to be delivered to St. George Campus - Instructions for Inter Campus Delivery Requests 

Apply the Library Location filter

Screenshot-UTL website with library location filter and +More link

You can easily narrow your search results by library location (e.g. Innis College, Robarts, etc):

  1. Submit a search 
  2. On the left side of the search result page, find the "Refine your search" box which contains filters you can apply to your search results. 
  3. Under "Library", click on your preferred library location. If you can't see the library name, click on "+More" link in the bottom right corner to view a list of all the libraries associated with your search results.


Cancel filter: 

Locate the filter under “Your current search” heading and click the cancel button (red-X to the right of library name) to remove the filter 

Screenshot UTL website-cancel button in Current search box

(e.g., Innis College)



Tip: Find an article/chapter in a book

Sample citation:

Clues in the citation that it's an article/chapter in a book: the word "in", publisher information, no volume/issue numbers.

Tip: search the book title in the library catalogue.