Research

4th floor Inforum stacks

Collections

The Inforum collection is one of the deepest, broadest research collections in information studies and museum studies on the continent. Inforum 4th floor book stacksOur collection supports the research and teaching needs of iSchool faculty, doctoral students, and masters students, and dates back many decades to the Faculty’s predecessor, the University of Toronto Library School.  It also serves our alumni and professional communities through inter-library loan lending services and in-person borrowing services.

Print collections are open stacks, and include course reserves, general collection, periodicals, and reference.  We maintain special collections, items from which are available upon request.  Electronic collections can be accessed via the central University of Toronto Libraries website.

Research help

bound volumes of the periodical 'Library Journal' from 1889-1901We offer reference and research assistance services in-person, and by email or telephone. Anyone can ask quick questions. iSchool community members may request in-depth research assistance as well as one-on-one consultations. Find out how to improve your database search strategies to find articles on your topics. Learn how to navigate the wealth of electronic resources available to you via the U of T Libraries, and save your valuable time! 

For those who prefer to learn on their own, we offer information-themed research guides on a variety of topics. We have also compiled an extensive listing of research methodology books in the Inforum’s collections.