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Physics & Astronomy @ UTSC


If you can't find the information that you need please contact your Liaison Librarian Sarah Forbes (contact info on the left).

The new LibrarySearch

The University of Toronto Libraries search system has undergone a massive upgrade. The new LibrarySearch, launched February 2021, surpasses our previous system of 18 years duration in its ability to search for and access both electronic and print resources. 

Discovering and getting to our highly-rated and diverse collection of books, e-books, journal articles, primary sources, and more – the information you need for your research and learning – has been improved in multiple ways. 

What else is changing?

New Library Services Platform (LSP): Our new LSP provides the behind-the-scenes foundation for the new LibrarySearch. It is a modernized system for improved management of library materials and user information.

Library homepage: The homepage is where people can start their search, so changes have been made to enable this new search system.

Better for everyone: Improved services to faculty and students since the new system makes behind-the-scenes work more efficient and consistent.  It also allows library staff to better share their expertise across the library system.

Help for users: Library staff can help you become better acquainted with the search interface. We have updated our FAQs. As always, our usual help avenues are standing by.

NOTE: Access to popular databases, databases by title, and databases by Subjects A – Z will remain the same. You may find that some links in this library guide may require revising - thanks in advance for your patience as we work to update these links.


Have a look at this collection of FAQs on how to use the new system, as well as this detailed LibrarySearch Tips research guide

Please contact us at if you have additional questions.

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