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Resources for UTSC undergraduate students taking one of the directed reading or directed research courses in physics/astrophysics.

Your Liaison Librarian

Sarah GuayNeed help navigating a research project or using library resources?

Feel free to contact me at with any questions or to schedule an appointment. I'm usually available Monday-Friday between regular business hours; please provide at least 24 hours notice for one-to-one meeting requests. 

Here's some sample topics I can help you get started with:

  • Developing a topic and focusing your research question
  • Identifying keywords and databases to help build search strategies
  • Refining your literature search to expand or narrow your results
  • Critically reading and analyzing scientific literature
  • Locating psychological tests, measures, and data sets
  • Citation management resources to organize your references

UTSC Library Help

If you need immediate help or your librarian is not available, check out our UTSC Library help page for a full list of supports.

  • Call: 416-287-7500
  • The Information and Reference Desk offers drop-in hours at the front of the library (no appointment needed!)
  • Get research help from anywhere! Select the "Ask! Chat with a librarian" icon to start a chat session

Writing Support

UTSC Writing Support can help you with:

  • One-to-one tutoring
  • Writing retreats
  • Additional resources such as tip sheets on various writing and citing topics