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GGR305H5: Biogeography

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.

Librarian "Virtual" Office Hours

Andrew Nicholson, Geography Liaison Librarian, will be available for a virtual research consultation via Zoom on the following dates and times:

ZOOM link:

PASSCODE: 360643

Research Question/Critical Reading Assignment

Monday, February 1st: 1-2pm

Tuesday, February 2nd: 10-11am

Wednesday, February 3rd: 4-5pm

Term Paper

Thursday, March 25th: 11am to 1pm

Monday, March 29th: 4-5pm

Wednesday, March 31st: 10-11am


Reference & Research Help

Reference and Research Desk | UTM Library Chat | Ask Chat with a Librarian | Zoom Reference | Book a Research Consultation | Email


Reference and Research Desk

Service Hours: September 7 to December 21

  • Monday to Friday: 10am-4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm

Closed Sunday October 10 and Monday October 11, 2021

UTM Library Chat

Service Hours: September 7 to December 21

  • Monday to Friday: 10am-4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm

Closed Sunday October 10 and Monday October 11, 2021

To access, visit the UTM Library's home page and click on the AskChat icon during service hours.


Ask Chat with a Librarian

Service Hours: September 6 to December 10

  • Monday to Thursday: 10am-10pm
  • Friday: 10am-5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12-6pm

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


Zoom Reference Drop-In  

UTM Library reference specialists are available to help you with your research assignments, citations, library resources, and more. We can share our screen with you so you can see how to use library resources. 

Click on Zoom Reference Drop-in.  You will be brought to a virtual waiting room and library staff will admit you into the session.

Meeting ID:  899 8914 3569 Passcode: UTMLREF

Service Hours: September 7 to December 17

  • Monday to Thursday: 4-7pm


Book a Research Consultation  

Need more assistance, you can also 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 virtual research consultation. 



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