A central part of our mission as the UBC Okanagan library is to be a nexus of scholarly engagement and a key point of contact for researchers at any stage in their project or academic career. We provide access to over 7 million items, including books, ebooks, films, journals, maps, and sound recordings as well as the expertise of our subject librarians and service desk staff. We look forward to helping you find the resources needed to create, translate, and publish new knowledge in the world.

Supporting Research at UBC

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    Leading research library

    The UBC Okanagan Library is proud to be a part of the UBC Library system, a recognized leading research library and one of the largest research libraries in Canada.

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    Inclusive learning environment

    The UBC Okanagan Library  is an inclusive place that offers a high-level of service for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

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    Expert support

    Our services staff and subject librarians provide in-person expertise for every stage of the research path.

Dedicated Support

We help support research activities across myriad disciplines and can assist in publishing and research dissemination. Whether you’re looking for information about preserving your research data, choosing a journal for your article, or building your academic profile, we will help you navigate your research path.

In-Person Research Services for Faculty, Post-docs & Graduate Students

The UBC Okanagan Library offers a number of in-person services for faculty as well as post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. Please explore below to find specific support services for your research.

Subject Librarians

Subject Librarians provide research consultations by phone, email, and in person. Let us know what we can do to support your research needs.

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Writing

The Centre for Scholarly Communication provides writing support for journal articles, grant proposals, theses, dissertations, and conference presentations, as well as copyright support.

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Workshops

The Centre for Scholarly Communication offers workshops to faculty, post-docs, and graduate students on topics such as academic writing, copyright, open access, and author rights.

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Publishing and Disseminating research

Create, publish, and share your research with the academic community and the broader public. Explore the new and evolving systems of scholarship made possible in the digital age.

For in-person support, contact the Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Open access

Publish open access to make your research widely available, increase citations and impact, and satisfy Tri-agency and other grant funder open access policies.

For in-person support, contact the Research Librarian

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Research Data Management

Manage your research data to meet grant requirements, and preserve, share, and increase findability of your data.

For in-person support, contact the Research Librarian 

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Undergraduate Student Support

The Library offers support through in-person services and spaces specifically designed for the undergraduate student. From help with assignments to writing workshops and tutoring, we’re here to support your learning, research and academic success.

Subject Librarians

Subject Librarians provide research consultations by phone, email, and in person as well as subject specific library instruction and workshops.

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Student Learning Hub

The Student Learning Hub offers centralized undergraduate services designed to enhance learning and empower students in all disciplines and at all undergraduate levels.

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Workshops

The Student Learning Hub offers writing workshops and learning seminars throughout the academic term.

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Library instruction

Library Instruction

Subject Librarians offer customized workshops, guest lectures, co-led sessions and single session to instructors on a variety of topics including:

  • developing research skills + strategies
  • citation support + management
  • literature reviews

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Okanagan Special Collections

Our Special Collections room (COM004) boasts a variety of resources for research purposes including books, pamphlets, journal issues, DVDs, VHS, maps, etc. – created in and/or about the Okanagan-Similkameen, Columbia-Shuswap, and the Kootenays.

 

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Looking for community research support?

Community support