Research Resources


U of T Libraries provide excellent assistance for research.

Research help is available to support your research through on-line chat, email, telephone, or in-person consultation.

The Gerstein library provides several Research Guides on topics such as Systematic Reviews, Citation Management, and others.

Erica Lenton is the Liaison Librarian for the MScOT Program. Erica provides support for developing search strategies, using library resources, and more. Erica can be reached at or 416-978-7663.

Writing and Language Support

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) offers English language and writing support services. There is no charge for their workshops.

Data Analysis Software

SPSS is a quantitative data analysis software program, and NVivo is a qualitative data analysis software program; you will likely use either of these programs during the Research Course.

Students can access SPSS and NVivo in the Computer Lab in the Rehab Sciences Building, at Map and Data Library Computer Lab on the 5th floor of Robarts Library, or through your research supervisor. A licenseĀ  for SPSS (renewable annually) can be purchased from the U of T Software Licensing Office.

Workshops for SPSS and NVivo are offered through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) for a fee. UT Libraries also offers free workshops on various data analysis software at all campuses. Check the U of T Library Workshop calendar to find courses and register, making sure to select your campus.

Other Resources

Research Ethics Boards. Many research projects require approval from the appropriate U of T Research Ethics Board.

RefWorks is a cloud-based tool for creating bibliographies and managing references. It is freely available to all students using your U of T email.