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WGS102H5: Reading and Writing in Women and Gender Studies

How to Search for Books via the UTL Catalogue

When you know the title of the book...

1) Start at the UTM Library and use the catalogue to find books.

Catalogue Books


2) Search by the Title of the book, using the "TITLE" field. Using double quotation marks is recommended.

UTL Catalogue Search

If you wish to search for a TOPIC, use the "Anywhere" field.

The subject field uses "official subject headings".


3) Check the editions of the record if multiple editions of the same book are available.

UTL Catalogue Search


4) The full record shows useful information.


5) Clicking Request takes you to the following page. Select Request Intercampus Delivery (ICD) / Hold.


6) To complete the request, enter your barcode and PIN number.


7) You will be notified by email.

The following YouTube video shows the process using a different book.

How to Find a Book (YouTube Videos)

How to Find a Book by Title

Check the following videos as well:

How to Find an E-Book

The University of Toronto holds an amazing collection of e-books. Take advantage of what you can find through the catalogue.

How to Download Readings from an Ebook

☆ Use Bibliographies ☆

To find quality resources for your paper, it is useful to use bibliographies of scholarly books and articles.

Reference sources may contain citations to other publications and/or primary material. Look under the Background Information tab. For example, Oxford Bibliographies Online has annotated bibliographies complied by scholars in the field. Identify the useful titles, then search for them in the UTL catalogue.

Bibliographies in scholarly books often arrange sources consulted on a topic. The language may vary but the arrangement is clear - primary and secondary, published and unpublished, manuscripts, letters, papers, archives, and so forth. Look at the list of references in your textbooks and assigned course readings.

Footnotes in books and journal articles may to the sources used by the author to support the discussion in the publication. Search for them in the UTL catalogue.