Library Tutorials

Break down your project/assignment into manageable steps and suggested deadlines. (Web Page)

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Instructions on how to reserve a seat at the UTSC Library. (Sidecar Tutorial)

How to use Boolean Operators AND, OR, NOT. (Infographic)

How to use Boolean Modifiers such as phrase searching, truncation, and wildcards. (Video - 2:33)

How to use Boolean Operators AND, OR, NOT. (Video - 2:27)

How to select keywords to begin research on your topic. (Video - 2:15)

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Learn about citation management and compare popular types of software. (Guide)

Online tutorials, style guides, and related documents to help with citation. (Guide)

Compares the pros and cons of three popular search tools. (Infographic)

Access articles from the University of Toronto Libraries' collection using Google Scholar. (Video - 2:19)

How to access physical course reserves at the UTSC Library. (Video - 2:11)

Tips for evaluating resources using the CRAAP Test. (Video - 2:09)

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An overview of grey literature and how to find it. (Guide)

Learn about what journal articles are and how they are used. (Video - 1:31)

Tips for distinguishing between popular vs. scholarly sources. (Video - 2:06)

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An overview of primary sources and how to find them. (Guide)

How to differentiate between primary and secondary sources in the sciences. (Infographic)

Where to get in-person and online research help from the library. (Web Page)

Learn how to identify scholarly books. (Video - 2:28)

Compares differences between scholarly and popular articles. (Infographic)

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Five steps for locating research on your topic. (Infographic)

Steps for interpreting/breaking down your assignments, with an accompanying note-taking worksheet. (PDF)

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Learn how to tell if a journal article is peer reviewed. (Guide)