Research & Publishing

The Library is your partner for every step of the research cycle and can help you navigate available services at the campus and institutional level, and beyond. You can also collaborate with the Library for dimensions of your research and knowledge mobilization. 

Research Help

Quick Help

In-Depth Consultations

Book a consultation with a librarian to discuss research strategies and resources in depth.

Finding Library Resources

LibrarySearch is a tool you can use to find resources to support your learning, teaching, and research. Start your search or review a guide for tips in using LibrarySearch effectively. You can also visit Subjects A-Z to find primary sources by topic or by title.

Digital Special Collections

Learn more about special digital collections at U of T Scarborough Library and throughout the UTL system.

Archives and Special Collections

Explore Archival collections across the UTL system, or learn more about U of T Scarborough specific Archives.

Tools & Platforms

Research Guides

Explore guides by subject specialist librarians to recommend resources and search strategies by course, subject, and resource format.

Scarborough Storytelling

This U of T Scarborough based collection can host your digital interviews and stories for re-use in education and research. Contact dsu.utsc@utoronto.ca to find out how to contribute your stories.

T-Space - University of Toronto Research Repository

TSpace is a free and secure research repository established by University of Toronto Libraries to disseminate and preserve the scholarly record of the University of Toronto community, including faculty and graduate student research.

Journal Production Services

Journal Production Services at the University of Toronto Libraries support open access publishing at U of T by providing free hosting for academic faculty and student journals.

U of T Dataverse in Borealis

Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository (formerly Dataverse), is a research data portal hosted by Scholars Portal on behalf of Ontario universities.

PressBooks

Pressbooks is an online book and document formatting system that you can use to create books that are accessible on all platforms. It is a key part of eCampusOntario's Open Library Publishing Platform.

Computing Resources

Find server space through the Digital Research Alliance of Canada or contact Information & Instructional Technology Services to learn about Hosted Services. You can also learn more about computing resources at the Library.

Services

Knowledge Synthesis

Gerstein Library makes available a comprehensive Guide on Knowledge Synthesis. Librarians at U of T Scarborough can also be contacted regarding knowledge synthesis collaborations.

InfoExpress

InfoExpress is a premium document delivery service, available exclusively to UofT Scarborough faculty, staff and graduate students. InfoExpress retrieves books, articles and other primary materials from the UofT Scarborough library, other U of T campuses or from institutions across Canada and around the world, then delivers them right to your office or inbox.

Preserve a Web Project

Our growing web archives collection preserves at-risk websites published by the U of T Scarborough community as part of our commitment to continuity in the scholarly record, and to telling the story of our campus over time. Reach out to your liaison librarian to see if your website can be archived

Request access to storage stacks in Highland Hall

Faculty members and graduate students may use this form to request a browsing appointment in Highland Hall storage space.

Resources

Research Data Management

The University of Toronto Libraries provide research data management (RDM) resources and services related to Data management plans (DMPs), Working with research data, Data deposit and sharing and the U of T Dataverse in Borealis. Explore more resources available online, or contact your liaison librarian to access local help.

Digital Scholarship

U of T Scarborough’s Digital Scholarship Unit collaborates on the creation of unique research projects and special collections and can consult on data manipulation and visualization and computational approaches in research.

Research Impact & Researcher Identity

Measuring how your research impacts a field or discipline and how it impacts the world around you can support your application for tenure or promotion, strengthen your grant application, and identify collaborators. This guide provides an overview of resources and methods for scholars to measure their research impact. 

Peer Review and Ulrich's

Peer Review is the process by which scholars critically appraise each other's work to ensure a high level of scholarship in a journal and to improve the quality and readability of a manuscript. Visit this Guide to understand more about Peer Review.

Library Support for Grant-Funded Research

Many of the library’s services can be named as in-kind contributions in research grant proposals, and the library is also a resource for learning what extended costs you may incur because of specific needs in your research project. Contact your Liaison Librarian to learn more. 

Research in Library Spaces

Research in the Makerspace

Makerspace staff are available to support integration of the Makerspace resources into your research.

Research in the Classroom

Our Liaison Librarians regularly teach research and information literacy skills in the classroom. The library can also collaborate on multi-year research projects that involve student researchers. Contact your Liaison Librarian to learn more.