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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

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

GradProSkills
The Library has partnered with GradProSkills every year to offer specialized Library workshops for graduate students.

Workshops
The fall 2021 workshops are now open for registration: Researching in the library, The way of APA, and Zotero for bibliographies and more. Check out our Technology Sandbox workshops on OpenSCAD, Arduino and Linux, too.

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

Graduate students have access to dedicated study spaces at both the Vanier and Webster libraries. More information.

Graduate study space

Graduate study space at the Webster Library / There are three dissertation writers' rooms and a reading room specifically for graduate students. Additional rooms are available on the third floor of the Vanier Library.


Guides

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.

Databases
Search by database name or browse by subject or content type

Article Finder
Locate a specific article by citation or DOI

E-journals

Browse and read journals (BrowZine)


User guide for the Sofia Discovery tool

Setting up Google Scholar to find Library resources

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Updated: Thursday 2 September 2021
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