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BIOA01& BIOA02: Research & Writing Help

A guide describing how to find and use research and writing resources for your assignments.

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar is a free search engine that can be used to broadly search for scholarly literature. It can be searched for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books and more across a variety of disciplines.

Google Scholar Search

Using Google Scholar Off-Campus

How To Get Your Journal Articles Free From Google Scholar


The University of Toronto Libraries have licensed thousands of online journals so that you can use them for free as a member of the UofT community. Configure Google Scholar to know that you are a member of the UofT community:

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Select Scholar Preferences
  3. Under Library Links, type University of Toronto
  4. Select Find Library
  5. Select the box, University of Toronto Libraries - Get It! U of Toronto
  6. Select Save Preferences
  7. If the item is available at UofT, you will see check for print at UofT in your Google Scholar search results.

If you are on campus, Google Scholar will automatically configure itself properly. You only need to follow the steps above if you are OFF-CAMPUS.