For Students

What's on This Page

This page sets out the services that the Industrial Relations and Human Resources Library provides to students enrolled at the University of Toronto's Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources Faculty. 

Borrowing Privileges

The Industrial Relations and Human Resources Library, housed in the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, has been building its special collections in the field of IR/HR since 1965.  It is the only library in Canada with a specialized collection focused on the changing world of work. The library is a vital part of the MIRHR program and the CIRHR PhD program supporting student research needs, developing student research skills, and providing students with access to the materials they need to complete their studies.

  • IRHR library collection borrowing privileges. Standard two week loan periods as well as extended loans upon request.
  • IRE Course outlines/reading lists are posted on Quercus by the library.
  • Any material not available online (via Quercus) will be available in print on the Course Reserve Readings shelves.
  • Course Reserve Readings are available for 3 hour short-term loan.
  • Course Guides to focus your research are created by the library and are available here.
  • Exclusive 24/7 access to the CIRHR building, the Library, Computer Lab and MIRHR study rooms

Requesting an Inter-Library Loan

If you've searched and are unable to find the items you need in the IRHR library collection or the University of Toronto Libraries collection, you can request books, articles and more via Inter-library Loan (ILL). The ILL database searches institutions around the world and can request a copy for you to view, borrow or download.

Current University of Toronto students, faculty and staff are eligible to submit requests free of charge. 

Research Readers (excluding Direct Borrowers), Alumni Readers and Associate Member organizations are eligible to submit requests, but charges will apply ($30 per item).

In all cases, requesters will be notified of any charges before the request is filed.

Writing Help

Writing help services is offered by the University of Toronto Library. These links are external and will take you out from the IRHR Library website.

  • How to Cite - When you pose a research question, a review of the literature will provide you with an understanding of what others have to say on the matter. Your research paper provides you with the opportunity to join in the conversation with these scholars. Ensuring your voice and ideas are distinguishable from those of others is what proper citation is all about. Helping you use, integrate and cite your sources is the focus of the following pages.
  • ProQuest RefWorks - is a citation management tool which allows you to keep track of your citations used in your research. User can also annotate and organize research, while collaborating with other colleagues on campus. RefWorks is available to current students, staff, and faculty at the University of Toronto.
  • Research Data Management - Research data management involves the active organization and maintenance of data throughout the research process, and suitable archiving of the data at the project's completion.
  • Woodsworth Academic Support for Undergraduate Students - The Woodsworth College Academic Writing Centre offers one-on-one help with all aspects of writing in all subjects, at all stages of the writing process: understanding the assignment, developing a thesis and an argument, citing sources correctly, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing. 
  • School of Graduate Studies Writing Centre for Graduate Students - One-on-on​e consultations ​are available for graduate students who seek individualized assistance with their writing. In these sessions, trained instructors work with you to improve your capacity to plan, write, and revise your academic assignments. Instructors do not edit for you; they teach you to revise and edit your own work.