The Library has resources and services designed to help you with every stage of your research, from planning to publishing. Whether you’re working on an essay or preparing to publish a journal article, we can help.
Planning Your Research
This section is designed to assist you in the early stages of your research. It covers the importance of understanding your assignment and/or research task, suggestions for how to get started and focus your research, as well as where to go for help when conducting research. Use this section as a starting point for your research.
|Understanding your Assignment|
|Getting Started on Your research|
|Focusing on a Topic|
|Choosing Information Sources|
|Writing Annotated Bibliographies|
|Ask Your Librarian|
|Tutorials & Workshops|
This section is designed to assist you in the searching portion of your research process. As a library in the UBC system, users of UBC Okanagan Library have access to over 7 million items, including books, ebooks, films, journals, maps, and sound recordings for their research. Current students, faculty, and staff also have access to even more through our interlibrary loan service. Use the resource guides in this section to find the best resources for your research or contact your subject librarian for assistance.
|Data and GIS||Primary Sources|
|Databases – Search Strategies||Reviews (Book, Theatre, and Film)|
|Indexes and Databases||Theses and Dissertations|
|Journal Articles||Videos and Films|
Evaluating & Citing Resources
This section is designed to assist you in choosing the best resources for your topic. This means ensuring that the resources you using are current, accurate, relevant, and authoritative. This section will also help you cite your sources properly and avoid plagiarism.
|Evaluating Information Sources|
|Scholarly vs. Popular Sources|
|Primary and Secondary Sources|
|Citation Style Guides|
|Other Citation Management Tools|
|How to Cite Data|
|Academic Integrity & Avoiding Plagiarism|
Publishing & Disseminating Research
This section is designed to assist you in the publishing and research dissemination stage of your research. Whether you’re looking for information about preserving your research data, choosing a journal for your article, or building your academic profile, this section will help you navigate your path as an academic.
|Ask Your Librarian|
|Getting started with cIRcle|
|Publishing a journal article|
|Building your academic profile|
|Citation analysis and impact factors|
|Research Data Management|
|Centre for Scholarly Communication|