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BIOA01 & BIOA02: Research & Writing Help

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

Find Specific Titles

To search for an exact book or article, search with quotations around your title phrase. 

LibrarySearch interface highlighting the title entered with quotations.

If searching with quotations around your title phrase is not successful, try using Advanced Search with the following settings:

  • Select "Title" from the first drop-down menu
  • Choose "is (exact)" from the next drop-down menu
  • Enter your title phrase with or without quotations
  • Select your preferred item format (if you have one)

Advanced search interface with first drop-down menu set to title, second drop-down menu set to the phrase "is exact", the title entered without quotations, and item format set to All items

Search for a Journal or Newspaper by Title

To search for a journal or newspaper by title: 

  • Choose the elipses (...) option from the navigation menu.
  • Select the Journals search tool from the navigation menu just below the LibrarySearch header.
  • Type in the journal or newspaper title and click on the search icon.
  • Click on the title of any result to open a more detailed description of the source.

The following images illustrate each step:

Location of the ellipses in the navigation menu.

Location of Journal search feature underlined in green.

Journal Search interface with the title "International Journal of Civil Engineering" entered in the search box and a circle indicating the location of the magnifying glass search icon

Journal Search results page with journal title underlined

How to Request Full Text

If none of the above steps work, you can try the following:

  1. Contact your librarian or stop by the Information and Reference Desk in the library to see if they can help track down the article.
  2. Submit an interlibrary loan request for the article through our catalogue, LibrarySearch. Please note you must be logged into the catalogue using your UTORid and password.