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EDS358 Residential Schools and Education in Canada

Assistance for your research and writing

Research consultation (individual appointments)

You can book an online or in-person research consultation with Diane, the librarian who assembled this guide (E.J. Pratt Library). 

During a 30-60 minute in-depth consultation we can:

  • discuss your research topic, help you fine tune it (narrow it down to an appropriate thesis or research question)
  • discuss the appropriate tools to use to find supporting research, evidence or additional information
  • enhance your search strategy (help you identify the most effective search terms)

Simply email me: and include the following

  • Describe your question or research topic
  • Include an assignment description if applicable
  • Suggest 3 different days/times when you would like to meet (a minimum of 2 weekdays notice is preferred)

Drop-in research help (winter 2024):

Come in to the E.J. Pratt Library for immediate research help at the library's Research Help/Reference Desk, at the following times:  
MON, TUE, WED: 10am-4:45pm / THU: 10am–12:45pm and 3:15pm-5pm / FRI: 10am-1:45pm 
During those hours, a Graduate Reference Assistant should be available to provide helpful research strategies and suggestions. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Many resources on this this guide and some of the organization were added by Allie Mastin when working as a Reference Assistant at the E.J. Pratt Library as a graduate student in the Library and Information Science program of U of T's iSchool, 2023-2024.

Research help via chat:

"Ask, Chat with a Librarian" online research help via instant messaging is available over extensive hours during the peak times of the fall and winter semesters.

The Writing Centre 

Writing Instructors offer invaluable services to help students improve their writing, such as,

You can book an appointment with Vic's Writing Centre, from this page.