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Reference & Research Assistance

Librarians can help you:

  • find resources for your course assignments and research needs
  • identify relevant resources in the reference collection, online databases, government sources
  • answer specific informational questions
  • define research strategies to help find information for your assignments

E-mail and Online Assistance

Ask A Librarian e-mail and chat reference service are available to help you with your research from home or anywhere outside the library.

In Person Assistance

Reference & Information Desks

A team of professional librarians and trained staff help Concordia students and faculty with their basic information and research questions at the Reference & Information Desks during reference service hours.

Ask questions in person or by telephone at any of the information and reference desks.

Requests from Concordia students, faculty and staff are given first priority.

Consultations with Subject Librarians by Appointment

Subject librarians support the research needs of faculty members and students within specific academic displines. They are available for in-depth consultations to discuss library research strategies.

For one-on-one help with your research project, schedule an appointment with the subject librarian for your discipline. Consult the Research Guides by Subject for contact information.

Workshops & Instruction

Library Workshops

Instruction on how to do research in the library is provided in our hands-on workshops.

Online Tutorial

Our Library Research Skills Tutorial has some fun quizzes and videos to get you skilled in writing essays.

Course-Related Instruction

Subject librarians provide workshops that are specifically tailored to the needs of individual Concordia faculty and their courses. These sessions can include hands-on instruction in the use of print and electronic resources in a specific discipline. To arrange for a class presentation, contact your subject librarian.

Research Guides by Subject

Subject librarians compile selected library and Internet resources for specific disciplines.

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