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 in the Eastern Time zone. You must be a University of Toronto student, faculty or staff member to book a research consultation.

Drop-in Virtual Reference Hours

Starting on September 14th, 2021, the OISE Library team will be hosting drop-in Zoom reference hours for the Fall 2021 semester. If you have a question about library services and resources, research tools, literature reviews, or anything else, please drop in to speak face-to-face with one of our librarians or graduate student assistants. Drop-in hours for Fall 2021 are:

  • Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesdays from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join our Zoom Drop-in Reference here!

If our drop-in hours don't work for you, please consider booking a consultation (see above) or trying one of the options below.

You may also reach library support by: