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CHMC41 Organic Reaction Mechanisms

This guide will help students enrolled in CHMC41 Organic Reaction Mechanisms to complete assignments, specifically the Literature Searching Assignment and installing relevant chemistry software.

Your Liaison Librarian

Sarah GuayNeed help navigating a research project or using library resources?

Feel free to contact me at with any questions or to schedule an appointment. I'm usually available Monday-Friday between regular business hours; please provide at least 24 hours notice for one-to-one meeting requests.*

*Using your U of T-affiliated email address to request an appointment is strongly encouraged, as it reduces the likelihood that your message will get caught in my spam box!

Here's some sample topics I can help you get started with:

  • Developing a topic and focusing your research question
  • Identifying keywords and databases to help build search strategies
  • Refining your literature search to expand or narrow your results
  • Critically reading and analyzing scientific literature
  • Locating psychological tests, measures, and data sets
  • Citation management resources to organize your references

UTSC Library Help

If you need immediate help or your librarian is not available, check out our UTSC Library help page for a full list of supports.

  • Call: 416-287-7500
  • The Information and Reference Desk offers drop-in hours at the front of the library (no appointment needed!)
  • Get research help from anywhere! Select the "Ask! Chat with a librarian" icon to start a chat session

Writing Support

UTSC Writing Support can help you with:

  • One-to-one tutoring
  • Writing retreats
  • Additional resources such as tip sheets on various writing and citing topics