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Your subject librarian has created a subject guide for your department, and there are many course guides too. This is the best place to start your research. Find your subject guide...

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Our Article Finder lets you input the details of the article citation (author, article title, journal title, etc.) and will give you a link to the article in its database.

The best place to start is a Subject Guide created by a librarian with recommended resources such as databases, background sources, how-to guides, websites, and more. In some cases, there are even Course Guides with tips for your specific class.

Other places to look:

  • The Discovery Search to find articles, books, dictionaries, videos, sheet music, etc.
  • The Database Finder, to find a database in your subject area containing journal articles on a specific topic.
  • The Ask a Librarian service to chat with, email, or talk to a librarian for help.

Peer review is a system used to decide if an article should be published in a peer-reviewed journal. Each paper submitted to a peer-reviewed journal is read and evaluated by experts in the article’s subject area. The reviewers assess the article’s validity, importance, and originality, and then recommend whether it should be printed in the journal. Find out more about peer review

To find textbooks, search the library catalogue. A copy of every required textbook is located in the course reserve room at the library on the campus where the course is taught.

To find online course readings, the Course Reserves system will help you find your online course readings.

Updated: Friday 29 May 2020
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