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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.

Zoom with a Librarian
We are offering Zoom drop-in sessions to replace our Ask Us! desk service

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)

Workshops
The schedule for winter 2021 workshops is expected to be posted in January 2021.

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. Course reserves rooms are currently inaccessible, but the online Course Reserves system provides access to materials uploaded by instructors.

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. Face coverings are mandatory everywhere in the Library, even while seated.


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

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

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


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


Zotero
Citation management software supported by the Concordia Library

Updated: Monday 16 November 2020
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