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Education Studies Research

This guide provides resources for educational research aimed at students enrolled in research programs at OISE.


You'll find books and ebooks at the University of Toronto Libraries through the library catalogue.

Narrow to eBooks

To narrow your search results to online resources (including eBooks, eJournals, article databases, streamable video / audio):

UTL website screenshot - search results page's Online filter

  1. Find the "Refine your search" menu on left side of the screen.  
  2. Find "Online" and click the check box on the left to activate the filter. 
  3. To deactivate the filter, click on the box again to remove the checkmark. 

Narrow by Library Location

UTL website screenshot - Click on the library name to view items available at that locationYou can easily narrow your search results by library location (e.g. OISE, Robarts, etc):

  1. Submit a search 
  2. On the left side of the search result page, find the "Refine your search" box which contains filters you can apply to your search results. 
  3. Under "Library", click on your preferred library location. If you can't see the library name, click on "+ More" link in the bottom right corner to view a list of all the libraries associated with your search results.

Note that narrowing by library location will exclude ebooks from your search.

To remove a library location filter, locate the filter under “Your current search” heading and click the cancel button (red-X to the right of library name).


Adding Keywords

UTL website screenshot - Click "search within" to add new keywords to your searchYou can also narrow a search by adding new keywords to an existing search.

  1. Submit a search
  2. Directly underneath the search bar, select the by the "search within" box
  3. Enter your new keywords and submit your search

To remove added search terms, locate the keywords under “Your current search” heading and click the cancel button (red-X to the right of library name).

Accessing Books During COVID-19 Closure

HathiTrust Digital Library

The University of Toronto is a participant in the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service. During the U of T library closure due to COVID-19, current students and faculty can read digitized versions of more than 2.5 million of the library’s in-copyright print books that have been deposited in the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Curbside Pickup

Many print books from the OISE Library can be requested from the OISE Library for pickup at Robarts Library. Books included in the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service are excluded from curbside pickup.