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Support for graduate students

Librarian teaching a workshop in the Webster Library at Concordia

Librarian Veronica Bergsten teaching a workshop at the Webster Library / Librarians have been teaching GradProSkills workshops since the program was created.

Ask a Librarian

We're here to help. Each year, we regularly answer over 60,000 questions and offer over 400 workshops.

Live Chat with a Librarian
Ask your question from anywhere and get a transcript for future reference

You should receive a response within 24 hours (with some exceptions)

Find your subject librarian
For one-on-one help with your research project, schedule an appointment (see subject & course guides for contact information)

Theses and dissertations

At Concordia University, a copy of every thesis is uploaded to Spectrum, Concordia's open access research repository.

Copyright Guide for Thesis Preparation
Guide for using copyrighted material in a thesis and information on copyright issues related to the digital deposit of theses

Spectrum Research Repository
Find open access research by Concordia scholars and browse theses written by previous graduate students in your department from 1967-present

How to find theses, dissertations and research papers
See our guide for finding theses at Concordia and beyond

Study spaces

Current students have access to study space in both Webster and Vanier libraries, but spaces must be reserved in advance.

Read more about the Library Study Space Booking service, an emergency service for students without the conditions for silent study at home.

LB-2 study room

Study space at the Webster Library / Students may book a study space in advance online. Seating is limited at this time to 125 at Webster Library and 50 at Vanier Library. Surgical masks are mandatory everywhere in the Library, even while seated.


Library Research Skills Tutorial

Why take the tutorial? Here's what you'll learn

Advanced search skills: Learn how to find the appropriate information sources for university-level assignments.

Critical thinking skills: Learn how to analyze and evaluate these information sources.

Academic communication skills: Learn how to use the sources wisely in your assignments for academic success.

Library Research Skills Tutorial

Subject and course guides

There are more than 50 subject guides created by librarians for departments and/or fields of study at Concordia. In each guide, you'll find recommended databases, search tips, instructions for finding materials in that subject area, and useful links.

Subject & course guides

Useful guides for graduates

GradProSkills: Library Skills & Resources

Popular Library how-to guides

Citation guides
How to cite and write bibliographies in APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.

Guides for finding...
Articles, books, newspapers, primary sources, statistics and data, videos, etc.

Guides for writing...
Annotated bibliography, literature review, research paper, etc.

All guides

Library collections

Sofia Discovery tool logo

Launched in summer 2020, the Sofia Discovery tool, a shared bilingual catalogue consolidating the collections of all 18 partner institutions, provides the Concordia community with access to more than 20 million items and serves as a single portal for searching, accessing and requesting material across the member universities.

Search by database name or browse by subject or content type

Article Finder
Locate a specific article by citation or DOI


Browse and read journals (BrowZine)

User guide for the Sofia Discovery tool

Setting up Google Scholar to find Library resources

Suggest a purchase

Access to collections

Library stacks are currently closed, but we offer two services for retrieving material:

Article/Chapter Scan & Deliver

Contactless Book Pickup

Access to collections beyond Concordia

Borrowing items from other Quebec university libraries

Borrowing items from Canadian universities outside of Quebec (BCI card)

Interlibrary Loans (Colombo)

Updated: Thursday 10 June 2021
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