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Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy

Resources to support research in courses within the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy.



Welcome to the Starting Point for the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP). This guide contains general information to help you find, evaluate, and cite research materials for assignments in ISUP courses.

Navigating this Guide

Navigating this guide

Use the tabs on the left to find information on getting started:

  • ISUP Resources: Recommended databases, books, and reference sources on pedagogy and foundational learning.
  • ISUP Course Guides: Specific resources appropriate to the assignments in certain ISUP courses.
  • Finding sources: Tips on the search process, evaluating sources, and saving them for later use.
  • Peer review: Overview of the peer review process, plus resources to help check whether your sources are peer reviewed.
  • Citations: General info and links to detailed guides on citing in APA Style.

If you need extra help with your research, consult the Ask the Experts box below to contact our reference specialists and ask your question, or click the Email Me button to contact your librarian and schedule a consultation.

Ask the Experts

Reference & Research Help

Reference and Research Desk & UTM Library Chat 

Service Hours: May 1 to 7, 2023

  • Monday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

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  • Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: 12 pm  6:30 pm
  • Sunday: Library is CLOSED

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  • Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
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For full schedule, visit the Ask Chat with a Librarian webpage

Book a Research Consultation 

Need more assistance? You can Book a Consultation with a reference specialist.

Need subject-specific assistance with an assignment? UTM Library has liaison librarians for every program. Email your UTM Liaison Librarian to schedule a consultation. 


Call us at 905-828-5237.

Email or complete the Ask a research or reference question webform.