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Research Guide

Use this guide to help you with every stage of the writing process

Get Help With Research

The Library provides research support in the form of advice or assistance.  

  • Instruction on using Page 1+ to search for resources.
  • Information about the Library Database collection and instruction in how to use them.
  • Information about refining a search using search filters.
  • Information about finding and retrieving resources through other libraries.
  • Guidance in finding information for citing sources

What We Offer

The library provides research assistance to students and faculty during library service hours in a variety of ways.

What We Offer

  • Library Live Chat.Our online chat service is available during library service hours. Library staff from across the three campus libraries are available to answer research and library related questions. 
  • Email Us.Send us your questions by email or use our online form.
    • Ottawa:
    • Perth:
    • Pembroke:
  • Research Guide. The Research Guide can help point you to the best resources to begin your research. They are built by library staff, tailored to specific programs and courses, and are available 24/7.
  • One-On-One Appointments
    • Students: The Library provides research support in the form of advice or assistance. Please have a copy of your assignment or research notes with you to share with the reference staff.
    • Faculty: Curate resources for your online teaching, from Library subscribed content and learn how to use Open Educational Resources (OER) to find, share and adapt material for your online courses.
  • Workshops. Workshops are available to help you improve your skills. Explore the online and on-campus workshops to learn how to prepare for presentations, manage your time, use Zoom, conduct research, correctly craft citations, write an engaging paper, make studying less stressful, and more!