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Searching for Conference Proceedings

This guide is designed to help you find conference proceedings.

UTL Library Catalogue

The University of Toronto Libraries have some conference proceedings in the collection - these will be proceedings published as a book or a series. For proceedings that are published within a journal, you can look for the journal by title and then search its contents directly.

Use the catalogue to search. Here are a few possible pieces of information you might have to start with:

  • ISSN (International Standard Serial Number)
  • Series title
  • ISBN (International Standard Book Number)
  • Editor(s)’ last name(s)
  • Sponsoring agency
  • Corporate Author
  • Conference Title
  • Author(s) of article AND key phrase from article title
  • Key “two or three-word” key phrases from conference information or source

If you don't have any of the above information, you can try a keyword search using a single keyword from the title and the word proceedings, e.g. proceedings and heart.

Other catalogues

Databases that include conference proceedings

Websites and Search Engines

One important potential source for Conference Proceedings are the websites of the organizations that host the meetings themselves. Often these sites may have additional information, including slides and contact information for the authors.

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