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Reference and research services

The Reference and Research Services team at the OISE Library supports the work of researchers and research teams at OISE and across the University. Our goals are to act as research liaisons and partners, and ensure access to tools, resources, and services that support innovative approaches to research and discovery at OISE. We help graduate students and faculty researchers with things like:

  • Strategic literature searches,
  • Author rights, copyright, and publishing,
  • Open scholarship,
  • Research synthesis reviews including, literature, scoping, and systematic reviews,
  • Research metrics including bibliometrics and altmetrics,
  • Researcher IDs such as ORCid, and more.

We can also connect you with University of Toronto librarians who have expertise in the following areas: online exhibition support, research data management, accessing specialized data sources, and specialized research software and tools.

Drop-in to our 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!

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.


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