Never! U of T students should never pay for articles because, most of the time, you have already paid for them via your tuition!
The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) have one of the biggest collections of journals in the world. Most likely we have what you want. Before you pay for an article, try these steps:
- Try the search box on the library home page or one of our other article-finding tips.
- Don't give up. Check with us to see if we can find it for you.
- If the article really isn't at UTL, you can use RACER to get it via interlibrary loan.
And finally, connecting Google Scholar to the library's resources makes it really easy to get the article.