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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 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 and Creative Opportunities


Have questions? Need additional information?

Check out the FAQs posted on our website, contact your liaison librarian, or join us at our drop-in info sessions in-person outside the UTSC Library:

  • January 30, 2024 10:30-11:30am
  • January 31, 2024 2:30-3:30pm

Note that research and creative projects do not need to be completed by the Undergraduate Research and Creative Forum submission deadline in February. Students are encouraged to submit their proposal as long as their work is anticipated to be completed prior to March 25th.