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ISP100: Writing for University and Beyond

This guide contains general research and citation resources for ISP100. This guide also supports students enrolled in ISP010: The Basics of Writing in English.

Welcome

Welcome to the research guide for ISP100: Writing for University and Beyond. This guide contains information to help you find, evaluate, and cite research materials for your course assignments.

Navigating this guide

Use the tabs on the left to get started:

  • Articles: Links to recommended databases and scholarly journals.
  • Books: Small selection of introductory titles to get you started.
  • Finding sources: Tips on the search process, evaluating sources, and saving them for later use.
  • Peer review: Overview of the peer review process, plus resources to help check whether your sources are peer reviewed.
  • Citations: General info and links to detailed guides on citing in APA Style.

If you need extra help with your research, consult the Ask the Experts box below to contact our reference specialists and ask your question, or click the Email Me button to contact your librarian and schedule a consultation.

 

Ask the Experts

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The UTM Library will be closed December 22, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

 

Reference and Research Desk

Service Hours: September 7 to December 21

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

Service Hours: January 3 to January 10

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UTM Library Chat

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Service Hours: January 3-10

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

 

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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. 

 

Email 

Email us at askutml.utm@utoronto.ca