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Research Guides

URB236 : A Multidisciplinary Intro to Urban Studies II: Urban Changes and Theoretical Application

Research Help

There are lots of ways to get research help right when you need it:

Ask a questions or schedule a virtual research consultation

  • Contact the Urban Studies Librarian - Nicholas Worby 
    • Book an online research meeting to discuss your research ideas, experiment with search strategies, gain experience with UofT and web research tools and keep track of your sources
  • Get help finding and access materails with  Ask - Chat with a Librarian 
    • Logo for Ask Chat with a Librarian serviceThis online chat service allows you to connect with library staff for help during the day, evening, and weekends. It's a great resource when you need help right away. 


Writing Help - UofT Writing Centres

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Book Writing Centre Appointments

  • Are you an Innis College Student? Enrolled in Innis College courses (InnisONE, Urban Studies, Writing & Rhetoric) or Cinema Studies Institute courses? Book an appointment for writing help at Innis College Writing Centre
  • Belong to another College? Book an appointment with your College Writing Centre

Writing Workshops 

  • Writing Plus Workshops: Explore these campus-wide series of academic skills workshops to the University’s entire student body over the school year. All workshops are free.


  • Advice & Handouts on Academic Writing: The advice files on this site answer the kinds of questions that University of Toronto students ask about their written assignments. Most were created by writing instructors here—people who are familiar with U of T expectations.
  • Books on Academic Writing: A selective list of books that will show you how academic writing works and how to engage in it. Many focus on the writing done in particular subject areas.

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College Learning Strategists

All students can meet one-to-one with a Learning Strategist for individualized support. 

Appointments focus on practical strategies that build on students’ strengths and preferences in the following areas:

  • Reading and research
  • Note-taking
  • Review and retention of course content
  • Planning for assignments and tests
  • Creating sustainable schedules and building healthy routines
  • Managing distractions and improving focus
  • Studying for exams
  • Managing procrastination and avoidance habits
  • Increasing motivation
  • Decreasing stress and anxiety related to academic performance