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SSH 205 Library Instruction

What you will learn - Where to Start your Research

Spring 2021 SSH 205 Library Instruction Modules

Please Watch the following Videos: 

Introduction to the Library (Closed Captioned)


Searching for Sources (Closed Captioned)


Welcome to the Toronto Metropolitan University Library SSH 205 tutorial: 

By the end of these modules, you will:

  • Know where to start your research and be able to choose between Google and the library's website for your sources
  • Identify the difference between a popular versus a scholarly (peer-reviewed) source
  • Identify the keywords and synonyms of your research question
  • Know what a database and a scholarly article are and be able to find articles using the Library's databases
  • Know why you need to cite your sources


1. Start Your Research with the Toronto Metropolitan University Library Website


Getting Research Help

Chat with a Librarian

Book an Appointment

Get lengthier and more specialized research help with our book an appointment service.

Research Skills Tutorial 

Online tutorial on the research process, including how to start your research and how to search and find sources. 

Research and Citation Guides

In-depth guides on research terms and techniques and citation styles. 

Attend a Workshop

Workshops are scheduled throughout the term.

Visit our Research Help Desk

Visit the Research Help Desk on the main floor of the Library for help.

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