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GGR305H5: Biogeography (Winter 2022)

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: 

https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/9107292585

PASSCODE: ggr305lib

Research Question/Critical Reading Assignment (Due February 3rd @10pm)

Monday, January 31st: 2-3pm

Tuesday, February 1st: 10-11am

Thursday, February 3rd: 3-4pm

Term Paper (Due March 31st @10pm)

Thursday, March 24th: 2:30 to 3:30pm

Monday, March 28th: 2-3pm

Tuesday, March 29th: 10-11am

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You can also email Andrew if you have a question about a GGR305 research resource or to schedule a Virtual Research Consultation!

Reference & Research Help

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

The UTM Library will be closed September 5 for Labour Day and October 10 for Thanksgiving Day.

Reference and Research Desk

Service Hours: September 6 to December 20

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am-7pm
  • Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10am-5:30pm

UTM Library Chat

Service Hours

  • Same hours as Reference desk above

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

Ask Chat with a Librarian

Service Hours: September 2 to December 9

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

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

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. 

Email 

Email us at refdesk.utm@utoronto.ca or complete the Ask a research or reference question webform.