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SSM1100YH5: Research Paper

A guide to research paper sources and strategies for SSM1100Y students.


In response to the provincial shut-down of essential services,

direct access to the Library's print collections is no longer available.


However, many print books are also available as e-books through the library catalogue.  Please consult the handout on the left of this page to learn about finding e-books in the catalogue.


The Library is also offering emergency access to HathiTrust's Digital Library, which offers digital equivalents to many items in our print collections while libraries remain closed.  Click here to learn more about this service.


Curbside pickup of print items in the LIbrary's collections is also now available.  If an item is NOT available through HathiTrust, it can be requested through the Library's catalogue.  To learn more about this service, please click here.


Books can be good starting points for your research to both explore a topic and identify additional references.  Books can also offer in-depth analyses of a topic or include various original or republished article-length essays.

To find books for your research paper, use the library catalogue.


Search the library catalogue to find:

  • print and electronic books
  • journals (but not the articles themselves), and
  • other materials, e.g. film and video

If you've never used the catalogue before or aren't finding relevant titles, this video explains how to use keywords to find books about a given topic.



If you identify a good book, take advantage of the Shelf Browse feature built into the catalogue; books with adjacent call numbers may also be relevant.


These call numbers are provided for those who may wish to browse the physical stacks when the library reopens.  As sustainable management is multidiscipinary in nature, the following list of call number ranges should not be considered exhaustive.

GE170 - GE190