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GGR305H5: Biogeography (Winter 2024)

GGR305 Assignments Overview

In this course, students are asked to complete a Research Question/Critical Reading Assignment and a Term Paper. This Library Research Guide is designed to help you get the most out of the Library Resources available to you for researching and successfully completing these assignments.

SUGGESTED Approaches to Formulating a Term Paper Research Question

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  • Focus on ONE TAXON (species, genus, etc) investigating how it has changed over time.
  • Focus on A SPECIFIC LOCATION investigating what plants, mammal, birds, invertebrate, or other taxonomic group are currently present.
  • Focus on HUMANS' IMPACT on a given TAXA or the diversity in a particular LOCATION
  • Choose YOUR OWN APPROACH, with prior approval from the instructor.

Reference & Research Help

Reference and Research Desk & UTM Library Chat 

Service Hours: May 6-June 23, 2024

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am – 7pm
  • Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 12pm – 6:30pm
  • Sunday: Closed (except June 16 and 24: 12pm-6:30pm)

Service Hours: June 24-27, 2024

  • Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Service Hours: July 2-August 18, 2024

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am – 7pm
  • Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 12pm – 6:30pm
  • Sunday: Closed (except August 11 and 18: 12pm-6:30pm)

Service Hours: August 19-30, 2024

  • Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

To access chat, visit the UTM Library's home page and select the Chat icon during service hours.

SERVICE CLOSURES:  June 28: Presidential Day; July 1: Canada Day; August 5: Civic Holiday


Ask Chat with a Librarian 

Service Hours: April 29-August 2, 2024

  • Monday to Thursday: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday: 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

SERVICE CLOSURES:  June 28: Presidential Day; July 1: Canada Day

For full schedule, visit the Ask Chat with a Librarian webpage


Book a Research Consultation 

Need more assistance? You can Book a Consultation with a reference specialist.

Need subject-specific assistance with an assignment? UTM Library has liaison librarians for every program. Email your UTM Liaison Librarian to schedule a consultation. 


Phone

Call us at 905-828-5237

Email

Email your question to refdesk.utm@utoronto.ca