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Industrial Relations & Human Resources Library

A guide to resources available through the Industrial Relations/Human Resources Library and the University of Toronto Library System

Library Search Tips

What is Library Search?

Library Search provides access to library collections in print and digital formats including books, articles, videos, maps, government documents, music, data sets, and more. You can also discover materials that are not available at U of T but that you can request for free through interlibrary loan.

When to use Library Search?

Use Library Search when you want to find:

  • Background information 
  • Several articles to get started
  • An exact book or article by title
  • Various formats (e.g. books and newspapers)
  • Sources on an interdisciplinary topic 
  • Local and/or unique resources

If you find it difficult to narrow your results, consider using a subject-specific database or see what is recommended in one of the many Research Guides.   

Relevant Subject-Specific Databases for IRHR Students

Ask Chat with a Librarian!

We can help you with:

  • Getting information about library services during COVID-19 times
  • Finding resources about a topic
  • Locating a specific book or article
  • Understanding and using library services, resources, and tools effectively

Library Search FAQ

Performing a Search

Visit the U of T library's Library Catalogue FAQ for information on how to perform basic, advanced, and browse searches, how to use subject headings to search the catalogue, and how to refine your search, view record details, and mark records.

You can also visit the University of Toronto Libraries YouTube channel to view additional videos on how to use the catalogue. Below you will find four short videos from the UT Libraries YouTube channel that will help you find UTLibraries resources.

Get research help from anywhere! Visit the Ask a Librarian chat page and then click on the "Ask! Chat with a librarian" icon.