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Gerstein Science Information Centre

CSB196: Genes, Genomes and Us

This guide will assist CSB196 students when starting to look for and gather research for papers and assignments.

Help @ the Colleges (including Innis)

Help available to you at Innis College 

Scroll down and learn about the different kinds of help available for you: 

  • Innis College Librarian
    • Also available to support all students in Innis First Year Foundations Seminars, Writing & Rhetoric and Cinema Studies Programs.

Services available through your College: 

Research Help

There are lots of ways to get research help right when you need it:

Ask a questions or schedule a virtual research consultation via email

  • Contact a UofT Subject Librarian (or submit a request for a consultation)
  • Contact the Innis College Librarian Kate Johnson at katej.johnson@utoronto.ca with questions or booking a meeting. Kate supports Innis First Year Foundations, InnisONE, Writing & Rhetoric and Cinema Studies, but she can connect you with resources and experts across UofT Library System. 

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    Need immediate assistance?  Send a message using Ask Chat Service.

 

Writing Help - UofT Writing Centres

College Writing Centres are Here for you!

Book Writing Centre Appointments

  • Are you an Innis College Student OR enrolled in Innis College courses (InnisONE, Urban Studies, Writing & Rhetoric) or Cinema Studies Institute courses? You can book an appointment for writing help at Innis College Writing Centre
  • Belong to another College? Book an appointment with your College Writing Centre

Explore Writing.Utoronto.ca

  • Advice & Handouts on Academic Writing: The advice files on this site answer the kinds of questions that University of Toronto students ask about their written assignments. Most were created by writing instructors here—people who are familiar with U of T expectations.
  • Books on Academic Writing: A selective list of books that will show you how academic writing works and how to engage in it. Many focus on the writing done in particular subject areas.

Connect with the Innis College Learning Strategist

College Learning Strategists

All students can meet one-to-one with a Learning Strategist for individualized support. 

Appointments focus on practical strategies that build on students’ strengths and preferences in the following areas:

  • Reading and research
  • Note-taking
  • Review and retention of course content
  • Planning for assignments and tests
  • Creating sustainable schedules and building healthy routines
  • Managing distractions and improving focus
  • Studying for exams
  • Managing procrastination and avoidance habits
  • Increasing motivation
  • Decreasing stress and anxiety related to academic performance

IT Help - Quercus, Blackboard Help & Free Office 365

Tech help - Quercus Logos

Quercus

  • The Student Quercus Guide has information on how to navigate Quercus, access courses and download student mobile apps.

Blackboard Collaborate  

Tips on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra for Student Use  

Microsoft Office Downloads for UofT Students  

  • Your UTmail+ account gives you access to full desktop and mobile versions of Microsoft Office to install on your personal devices. You may run Office on up to 5 machines (Mac or PC).
  • You can also run the Office Mobile Apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) on up to 5 mobile devices (on various platforms).   

Office 365 ProPlus - Download instructions for Desktop and Mobile Devices