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Support for undergraduate students

Librarian teaching a workshop in the Webster Library at Concordia

Veronica Bergsten, teaching and research librarian, teaching a workshop at the Webster Library / Every field of study at Concordia has a librarian who can provide specialized expertise for students and professors.

Ask a Librarian

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

In-person assistance

Drop by the Ask Us! desk (Webster Library) or the Reference desk (Vanier Library) to get in-person help for finding library resources, using the library, citing sources and more.

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)

Check out our workshops and other Library events

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

Course materials

Course Reserves
For access to online course readings selected by your instructor

Look for the Library Resource Moodle Block for links to resources selected by your subject librarian.

Webster Course Reserve Room

Course reserves room at the Webster Library / Both Webster and Vanier libraries have copies of textbooks for undergraduate courses available for short-term loan. The Course Reserves system provides access to digital materials uploaded by instructors.

Study spaces

The Library has many different types of study spaces designed to fit your needs, including group study rooms.

LB-2 study room

Study space at the Webster 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.

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

Popular Library guides

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

Finding guides
Articles, books, newspapers, primary sources, statistics and data, videos, etc.

Writing guides
Annotated bibliography, literature review, research paper, etc.

All guides

Collections & tools

Sofia Discovery tool logo

The Sofia Discovery tool is a shared bilingual catalogue consolidating the collections of all 18 partner institutions. It 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

Citation management software supported by the Concordia Library

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