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Get help from the UTM Library for your online teaching, learning and research

While U of T library buildings are closed, we continue to provide access to many online resources and digital materials to support your instruction, learning and research.
Resource / service Description
Copyright & Author Rights

Learn about copyright basics, author rights, Creative Commons licenses, and more to use the work of others in your teaching and research; you can also negotiate your rights with publishers and increase the reach of impact of your publications. For more assistance with copyright, please contact Yayo Umetsubo, Scholarly Communications and Liaison Librarian

Data and Information Visualization

Visualizing information and data is a key aspect when presenting research, especially to lay audiences. Learn how to use software like Excel, NVivo, and Tableau, or get started by downloading software remotely. For assistance or online training with these resources, please contact Andrew Nicholson, Coordinator of GIS & Data Services. 

Data Discovery

Researchers affiliated with U of T have online access to Statistics Canada data products, both through survey microdata (PUMF) via odesi and database products such as Statista and SimplyAnalytics. For assistance locating local and international open data, and qualitative or quantitative data needed for your teaching, please contact Andrew Nicholson, Coordinator of GIS & Data Services.

Digital Editions and Exhibits

The DSU has content management systems for faculty to create digital exhibits, editions, and a range of scholarship not supported by current scholarly publishing venues. The DSU can provide consultations on how to incorporate these publishing options in your course curriculum and knowledge mobilisation activities.

Digital Scholarship

We create and use digital methods, theories, and tools and help you incorporate them into your teaching curriculum and research projects. 

The Digital Scholarship Unit will help you: 

Visit us to learn more about the resources we offer, or contact the team to discuss your needs further. 

GIS and Digital Mapping Resources

We offer a variety of expertise and tools for mapping geospatial data. The University of Toronto Libraries manages the ESRI GIS license providing access and support to ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Story Maps, and more. We also offer expertise with Google Earth Pro, Quantum GIS, and GPS Data collection and mapping.

GIS and Digital Mapping Resources

Access geospatial datasets, plus the software needed to use them, such as ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and more. Visit our software page for tutorials and guides, or to download software and get started. For assistance or online training with these resources, please contact Andrew Nicholson, Coordinator of GIS & Data Services. 

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service

Read digitized versions of more than 2.5 million print books held by U of T Libraries while our physical libraries are closed.

Manage Your Research Impact

There are many ways to measure the impact of your research, but all of them will help you build your research profile, demonstrate your contributions, and broaden your professional network. Learn more about the tools available to you, or contact Jessica Hanley, Science Liaison Librarian, to book a consultation.

Manage Your Researcher Identity

Have you created your free researcher identity yet? Creating one with ORCID-CA has many benefits, from improving the impact of your research and eliminating misattribution to building up your professional network.

Open Access

There are many benefits to making your research openly accessible online, including complying with funding requirements like the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy, but it is important to consider your rights as an author and potential uses of your work. We provide information about open access publishing and publications and options for deposit such as TSpace, U of T’s institutional repository. For more assistance with open access, please contact Yayo Umetsubo, Scholarly Communications and Liaison Librarian. 

Reference Help

Having trouble with your research or not sure how to get started? You can contact us many different ways to get help:

  • Ask a Librarian: Chat with reference experts to get fast, efficient help with your research questions from home.
  • Email us: Send us your research questions and we will connect you with a reference specialist.
  • Librarian consults: Did you know there’s a librarian supporting every program at UTM? Contact yours and get expert help for those tough research questions!
Research Data Management

We will help you manage and protect your research data, and meet funder and journal data requirements, through U of T’s Dataverse or other data repositories. Learn more about data ownership, storage, metadata, and more, or contact Yayo Umetsubo, Scholarly Communications and Liaison Librarian, to schedule a consultation.