Reference and research services

The Reference and Research Services team at the OISE Library supports the work of researchers, students, and teams at OISE and across the University. Our goal is to ensure you have access to the resources, tools, and services you need for your work. We can help with things like: strategic literature searches, open access, citation management, understanding the scholarly publications landscape, and more! We are also liaisons who can connect you with University of Toronto librarians and other support services whose expertise matches your research needs.

Book a Research Consultation

OISE librarians offer one-on-one and small group research consultations in the field of education and related fields. Research consultations are intended for in-depth research assistance including designing a literature search strategy or getting started on a knowledge synthesis project. Availability will vary but typically, appointments are available Monday-Friday between 9 am and 5pm. You must be a University of Toronto student, faculty or staff member to book a research consultation.

Drop-in Virtual Reference Hours

Getting started with library research? Maybe you'd like some help searching the library catalogue, managing citations with RefWorks, or could use some search tips and strategies? We're here to help with these questions and more. While the physical library is closed, OISE librarians and graduate student library assistants will be hosting drop-in research and reference hours on Zoom!

  • Where? Join the Zoom Meeting
  • When? Tuesdays from 10 am - 12 pm, Wednesdays from 3 - 5 pm, and Thursdays from 1 - 3 pm

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