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Faculty, Vancouver Campus: Research Help

Library instruction sessions

The Vancouver Learning Commons offers a number of services to help your students improve their research skills.

  • Library instruction sessions
  • One-on-one reference sessions
  • Online research guides

Library Instruction sessions

All students receive library instruction in the first term of the first year of the program to provide an overview of how to navigate the Library's resources. We also teach how to use databases effectively, particularly in terms of using subject headings.

Students often need a refresher, more course-specific research help, and/or more advanced information literacy help. Please consider scheduling a time for the librarian to come to your class. 

Reference sessions

Students and faculty are encouraged to schedule one-on-one appointments with a librarian for research help. Meetings are in-person or conducted via Zoom, and students and faculty are encouraged to bring in their own laptops. These appointments provide personal help in conceptualizing their topic, finding useful key terms, and applying database search skills to their particular topic. Book an appointment here

Online research guides

Below are links to some of the online guides that might be helpful as "just in time" resources for your students. Please feel free to share them with your students throughout the course.