Library Support for Research
Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus have complete access to the collections of UBC Library. Subject Librarians are available to assist in the development of research strategies, to train research assistants and graduate students to search effectively and efficiently, and to identify resources of use to your research. Contact your Subject Librarian for more information.
Overview of Library Resources and Services
Our collections are large and diverse, and include more than 6.3 million volumes, more than 875,000 e-books, 165,000 serial titles, 5.3 million microforms, more than 833,000 maps, audio, video and graphic materials, and more. The Library’s online services and electronic resources complement more traditional formats and are growing tremendously. Many Library services can be accessed online with your campus wide login (CWL).Back to top
Subject Librarians hold Masters Degrees in Library Studies and specialize in providing support to specific subject areas. Within their assigned subject areas, Subject Librarians are responsible for teaching students and faculty to locate, evaluate and retrieve information, develop collections – both print and electronic, and provide support to faculty regarding teaching and research. Subject Librarians can assist in planning the amount of time a graduate student or research assistant should take to complete a literature review or other library research – and will also meet with those students to ensure they have the research skills required.Back to top
To get instant access, all you need to do is start your research from the UBC Library website. No setups required! When accessing a journal or database, EZproxy will automatically determine whether you are a valid UBC patron. If it cannot determine you are valid, it will simply ask you to provide your login credentials (i.e. CWL or Library Barcode/PIN).Back to top
ILL services allow researchers to request access to items not held by UBC Library. There are no fees or limits on ILL services for UBC researchers.Back to top
cIRcle is the University of British Columbia's digital archive for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community. Materials in cIRcle are openly accessible to anyone on the web, have persistent URLs, have statistics on downloads, and will be preserved for future generations. To deposit your scholarship in cIRcle contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with to set up a collection.Back to top
RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that enables you to: download, gather, and store references from databases and library catalogues automatically; format citations and bibliographies in seconds; connect to your RefWorks account anywhere there's web access; share your citations. UBC Library maintains a site licence to both RefWorks and RefShare. They are available for free to current UBC students, faculty, and staff. UBC RefWorks accounts and databases are stored on servers located in Canada.Back to top
UBC Library is committed to supporting your collaboration. Visiting scholars with an appointment at UBC are entitled to a UBC Faculty ID card which doubles as a library card. Visiting scholars that do not hold an appointment need to complete this Faculty Authorization Form (PDF) to obtain a library card.Back to top
UBC Library has reciprocal borrowing agreements with many other libraries in Canada and the United States. This means that UBC faculty can easily access library collections while travelling or researching elsewhere. Click the link above for details of the documentation needed and a full list of participating libraries.Back to top
The system of scholarship is going through a process of change across the world. Notions of authorship and scholarly publishing are rapidly evolving in the digital age. The purpose of this site is to track these developments, examine the issues and help navigate the debate surrounding changing models of scholarly communication for all those involved in scholarship.Back to top
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Last reviewed 4/4/2013 9:18:57 PM
Learning Services Librarian (Research)