Support for graduate students
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The Library has partnered with GradProSkills every year to offer specialized Library workshops for graduate students.
Workshops are open for registration on our Events page.
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
Graduate students have access to dedicated study spaces at both the Vanier and Webster libraries. More information.
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.
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.
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.
Useful guides for graduates
Popular Library how-to 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.
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
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
Access to collections beyond Concordia
Borrowing items from other Quebec university libraries
Borrowing items from Canadian universities outside of Quebec (BCI card)
Persons appointed to borrow items on behalf of a graduate student