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Research Guides

Reading, Writing and Publishing After You Leave U of T

Supports the course of the same name in the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

Academic libraries

In-person access

Most academic libraries allow walk-in visitors. This gives you on-site access to online databases and journals, as well as their print collections.

Remote access

At U of T, you will still be able to search the library home page remotely, including the Summon article search. In addition, you can still see article details, which is helpful for current awareness.

Alumni cards

You can purchase an alumni card that will allow you to borrow materials. 

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Public libraries

In addition to their print collections, public libraries may have some access to electronic databases. You can also request materials through interlibray loan, although there may be a fee involved.

Library Resources: Identifying Publishers

Ulrich's Periodical Directory

Use Ulrichs to identify periodicals in your field of work. Use the advanced search options to limit results to trade and consumer journals, scholarly journals or open access journals.

* Ulrich's Periodical Directory is a licensed resource provided by the University of Toronto Libraries, but can be used in person at most academic libraries.

The Canadian writer's market : the essential guide for freelance writers

A new updated edition of the essential guide for new writers. For writers, getting their work published depends on knowing who to approach and how, and where to find professional and financial assistance.The Canadian Writer's Marketcontains the most comprehensive and up-to-date listings available for magazines; journals; trade, business, and professional publications; newspapers; book publishers; literary agents; awards, competitions, and grants. This useful guide also offers practical advice on everything from manuscript preparation to libel law.