Find out how the University Library can support your research or scholarly work through all stages of the research lifecycle; visit our Research page.
Other Library Services
If you directly link to licensed library resources, such as e-journals, please consult the Library's Direct Linking Guide. This guide will help you identify the proper link (DOI or permanent URL) as well as provide instructions on formatting links to ensure users can access the material on and off campus.
If you are a Grad Student interested in learning more about the thesis/dissertation process, publishing your work, the student/supervisor mentoring relationship, or other useful grad-specific information, consult our Grad learning support page.
Setting-up Alerts / Saved Searches
Do you want to save time & automatically receive the newest citations in your research area(s)?
If so, save your searches in your favorite databases and/or sign-up for Table of Content alerts in your favorite journals.
Search Alerts (Database):
Follow these general steps to set up a search alert in a database:
1. Navigate to your favourite database through the library website
2. Register for a personal account within that database
3. Perform your search
4. Look for a link on the results page that says something like "Set alert", "Set feed", "Keep me posted", "Create alert", etc (NOTE: this might also be on a "Search History" page).
Use this online form to suggest items for purchase.
Why Include Library Instruction in Your Class?
Finding quality information is challenging and many students, even at the graduate level, lack basic research skills and familiarity with libraries. And those students with introductory-level skills will not be prepared for the research demand of upper-level courses and subject-specific resources.
As your liaison librarian, I offer a range of instruction sessions for your students and can assist students by: helping them develop well-thought out research questions; ensuring that high-quality sources are being used for research papers and presentations; making sure that students are properly citing the material they use; demonstrating that there is someone to go to for questions; and more! Sample topics covered in a librarian lead or co-lead with you session includes:
Forming a research question
Searching for journal articles in databases that are discipline specific
Searching for grey literature
Using citation management programs (Endnote, etc)
Identifying quality and peer-reviewed sources
Introductory and advanced searching techniques
To arrange for a library instruction session contact me.