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BIOD13 Herbology

This guide will help students in the course BIOD13 to find relevant resources to discover the science behind medicinal plants including books, articles, and websites.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Sign up and register for Zotero, a citation management tool so to help you stay organized in your research and citations
  2. You will practice adding various resource types to your Zotero library so to build your reference list.
  3. You will identify a list of keywords specific to your topic that will help you to retrieve relevant books and articles in a library database for your research paper.
  4. You will design and refine needs and search strategies as necessary, based on search results.  

In Preparation 

Please go to zotero.org before the workshop and do the following: 

  1. Register for a free Zotero account 

  1. Download the Zotero program to your computer 

  1. Download the browser connector for Zotero 

Key Resources

Get Help

Your Liaison Librarian is always ready to help. Their contact information is available in the sidebar to the left side of the screen. You can submit requests for one-on-one research consultations by email with 24 hours notice.

For times when your librarian is unavailable, here are some other options for help with your research assignments:

Undergraduate Research Events & Prizes

The University of Toronto is well-known for its dynamic research environment, and U of T Scarborough is committed to fostering opportunities for undergraduate research experiences. As part of this commitment, the UTSC Office of the Vice-Principal Research and the UTSC Library launched two research initiatives in 2016: the UTSC Undergraduate Research Poster Forum and the UTSC Undergraduate Research Prize. A third opportunity for recognition exists through the tri-campus Patricia and Peter Shannon Wilson Undergraduate Research Prize.

Each program provides an opportunity for students who have excelled in research, scholarship and creative activities to showcase their research and win cash prizes.

More Information

UTSC Undergraduate Research Poster Forum - Application deadline: February 23, 2021 11:59 PM EST

UTSC Undergraduate Research Prize - Application deadline: Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:59 PM EST

Patricia and Peter Shannon Wilson Undergraduate Research Prize - Application deadline: Winter 2021 TBD