Find Books, Articles, Media, and Other Formats

U of T Libraries is your gateway to millions of multi-media resources to support your learning, teaching, and research. Use the sources below to learn how to find what you need. You can use Ask Chat for help overcoming search challenges as they come up. To learn more advanced research strategies tailored to your specific needs, you are invited to contact the library or book a consultation with a librarian. 

Learn more about Borrowing from the U of T Scarborough Library.


LibrarySearch is a tool you can use to find everything from articles to physical books. Use this guide to help you use LibrarySearch successfully.

Article Database

Most databases specialize in a specific subject and have special features that let you find the best sources faster. Learn more about Databases.

Government Information

University of Toronto Libraries hold an extensive collection of government materials. Learn more at the U of T guide for Government Information.

Audiovisual Materials

Learn how to find audio, images, and videos in the Collection (and check out U of T Scarborough Library’s Audiobooks).


Get started finding specific newspapers, newspapers by subject, or newspaper articles.

Primary Sources

Learn how to find and use primary sources. Note: This term means something different in the sciences.

Data and Maps

The U of T Map and Data Library provides resources, expertise, and workshops. If you are interested in campus-specific support for data, please contact your liaison librarian.