Academic Resources

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At the University of Toronto Mississauga, there are many academic resources that are available to students. Click on the icons below for a comprehensive list of resources within each category.

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Course Support

Map and Poster Printing

The library offers low cost printing service to students who have academic posters to present.

Map and Poster Printing Website

Offered By: UTM Library

Old Exams Repository

Use your UTORID to login in to gain access to old exams from all three campuses. Be aware that faculty must submit their exams to be added to this collection so not all courses will be found here.

Old Exams Repository Website

Offered By: UTM Library

Peer Facilitated Study Groups (FSGs)

These weekly study groups give students the opportunity to study discipline-related material in an organized, regularly-scheduled format. An upper-year Peer Facilitator leads the session with the goal of helping students structure and prioritize their study routine, so that they can get the most out of their study material. Skills practiced include comparing and reviewing study notes, discussing and clarifying concepts with peers, developing and evaluating study strategies, and preparing for tests and exams. Peer Facilitated Study Groups are set up on a per-course basis. Check with your professor to see if there is one for your course.

Peer Facilitated Study Groups Website

Offered By: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Reserve Course Materials

Textbooks and other printed materials on reserve for your courses can be accessed from the Information and Loans desk located on the main floor of the library.

Course Reserves Website

Offered By: UTM Library

Academic Skills and Writing Support

AccessAbility Learning Strategy Services 

The AccessAbility Learning Strategist/Assistive Technologist meets individually with UTM students who have learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder and acquired brain injuries and are registered with the AccessAbility Resource Centre. Students can access this service by contacting the Centre at  905-569-4699 or email access.utm@utoronto.ca

AccessAbility Learning Strategies Website

Offered By: AccessAbility Resource Centre

One-On-One Skills Development Appointments

You can consult one-on-one with an RGASC strategist on a variety of academic topics including learning styles, development of study plans, academic writing, oral presentations, critical reading support, and scientific problem-solving. Drop-in and scheduled appointments available. 

One-On-One Skills Development Appointment Website

Offered By: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Skills and Writing Workshops

The RGASC offers a variety of workshops throughout the fall and winter terms to assist you in enhancing your skills. Workshops are offered on demand when students request them, and they cover topics including core academic skills (time management, test preparation, study habits, etc.) and writing skills (argumentation, editing, outlining, etc.).

Skills and Writing Workshops Website

Offered By: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Research Support

Library 101 Certificate Program

The Library 101 Certificate Program is designed to introduce UTM students to the rich resources that will help them excel in their academic career. Each session provides an opportunity to meet a liaison librarian who will teach students how to navigate the library system and develop research strategies beyond Google.

Library 101 Website

Offered By: UTM Library

One-on-One Library Research Help

For research for a course assignment, there are 4 different options available from the Library:

  1. You can email your question to research.utml@utoronto.ca.
  2. You can use our CHAT service, which is available Monday to Friday 11 am – 5 pm and can be found here.
  3. You can book a research consultation with a subject librarian here.
  4. You can call our reference desk at 905 828 5237 or visit us in person on the main floor of the library.

Research Help Website

Offered By: UTM Library

P.A.R.T. - Program for Accessing Research Training

P.A.R.T. (Program for Accessing Research Training) is designed to prepare UTM students for possible participation in the Research Opportunity Program (ROP) and other research opportunities available across campus. Each research training module will include hands-on-practice and pragmatic tips about navigating the logistical challenges of carrying out research.

P.A.R.T Website

Offered By: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Study and Work Spaces on Campus

Bookable Study Rooms

Study rooms are available in the library for groups of 4 or more students, and are located on levels 1, 2, and 3. Study rooms can also be booked in the Instructional Building.

Study Room Booking Website

Offered By: UTM Library

Adaptive Technology Room

For the AccessAbility students, there is an Adaptive Technology Room with height adjustable tables, specialized accessibility software and equipment such as the CCTV text enlargement station. To gain access to this room, you must first register with the AccessAbility Resouce Centre.

Adaptive Technology Room Website

Offered by: UTM Library

Study Space Website

The following site provides a comprehensive listing of campus study spaces and allows you to search for study spaces based on noise level, time of day, and building location.

Study Space Website

UTM Library

Library computer spaces are located on the main floor and on the first floor of the library. Software and applications available on library computers is listed here. A status on computer availability on campus can be accessed here.

Offered By: UTM Library

Technology Loans

Netbook Loans

The library offers netbooks for short-term 5-hour loan. Our netbooks are fully integrated into the library's wireless and printing system, feature Microsoft the Office Standard 2010 productivity suite, and by default have administrative privileges for all users. This allows you to install software not available on other library workstations, including textbook and tutorial packages. To sign out a netbook, please see the Information and Loans desk on level 2.

Netbook Loans Website

Offered By: UTM Library

Technology Help

If you need help with the technology required for your classes including Blackboard/Portal, iClickers, or signing into the wireless network, the HIT Squad is available in person on the main floor of the library. If your problem is Blackboard related, you can also call the Blackboard hotline at 905-601-8859.

Offered By: UTM Library

Professional Skills Programs

Bloomberg Certification (Bloomberg Essentials Self Study - BESS)

The Finance Learning Centre has 3 state of the art Bloomberg terminals that are used by industry professionals around the world to access company and industry data.  An online training program, BESS was developed to help students quickly gain familiarity with core Bloomberg functionality and key market fundamentals. Students can complete their Bloomberg Certification at their leisure and there is no need to schedule a specific time to complete the programme. If you are interested in completing your certification, please email Lab Manager, Andrew Graham at andrew.graham@utoronto.ca

Bloomberg Certification Website

Offered By: Financial Learning Centre

FactSet Financial Modelling Certification and Workshops

Interested in getting an industry-recognized certificate in financial modeling & analysis? One of the FLC’s databases, FactSet, offers a FREE online, self-paced training program that offers both content and interactive model-building exercises in Excel. If you want to learn more about the program, please email Lab Manager Andrew Graham at andrew.graham@utoronto.ca.

FactSet Financial Modelling Website

Offered By: Financial Learning Centre

Preparation to Launch (Prep2Launch)

Preparation to Launch provides two ways for upper year undergraduate students, who are preparing for careers or further studies, to improve their professional and professional-academic skills: workshops and one-on-one appointments.

Preparation to Launch Website

Offered by: Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Professional Advancement for Geography and Environment Students (PAGES)

The program is based on a series of workshops, career events and related activities designed to help students develop: an awareness of research, career and graduate possibilities; skills required to apply successfully for employment and graduate studies; and personal skills to improve self-confidence and potential within the workplace, professional direction and self-awareness. On successful completion of the program students receive a transcript notation.

PAGES Website

Offered by: Department of Geography & Programs in Environment

Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP) 

The Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP) was created exclusively for Commerce and BBA/Management  students as a way to encourage skill development beginning in 2nd year (the first year of their program) through to final year. Students who consistently take part in PSDP activities throughout their years  of study will be eligible to receive a notation on their official University of Toronto transcript.

PSDP Website

Offered by: Department of Management