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VIC163 Cultural Forms & Their Meanings

Conducting Research

Oxford Reference
A collection of reference books (dictionaries and encyclopedias) published online by the Oxford University Press. Search this collection to develop a working knowledge of a topic and find scholarly sources.

Oxford Bibliographies
A bibliography is a list of the books of an author or publisher, or on a specific subject. Oxford Bibliographies, compiled by scholars and librarians, contain extensive lists of annotated titles on many topics within the study of philosophy, sociology, as well as cinema and media studies. It is a great way to find authoritative sources.

Each subject contains an extensive introduction (which provides an overview of the topic) as well as a list of annotated titles of books, arranged by category.

The Library Catalogue
Find books by title, by particular author, or a specific subject. It contains books and other sources of all U of T campus libraries. You can also search by using keywords.

Additional Resources
Other major research resources are listed by discipline on the University of Toronto Libraries web site, including:

Citation & Style Guide

MLA (Modern Language Association)

Research & Writing Support

Research Help

  • online
  • in-person (advance notice required): Agatha Barc, Librarian, E.J. Pratt Library,

Writing Help

Please book an appointment at the Victoria College Writing Centre.

created by: Agatha Barc | updated: 7 January 2019