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Camosun Library Faculty Services: Research Support

Research assistance is available for students and employees!

There are many ways to access research help at the library

In person: Visit the research help desk during our hours of operation. The research help desk is staffed by librarians and library technicians – no appointment is necessary.

Phone: Call the Lansdowne Research Help desk at 250-370-3622.

Email: Contact your subject librarian directly, or email for answers to your questions.

Chat: Access AskAway, for province-wide online library research help.

Online Guides: Consult our extensive collection of Research Guides for your subject area or course

At the Research Help Desk we ...

  • provide information on how to use the library and explain library policies
  • help you develop research strategies and plan a search
  • help you to find authoritative resources for assignments
  • help you find answers to specific reference questions
  • guide you to authoritative citation information and examples
  • verify if the library has specific resources in its collection

What we do not do:

  • interpret, or proof-read class assignments or research papers
  • create, proof-read, or edit citations or bibliographies
  • provide interpretations of legal, medical, financial or statistical information

In-depth research consultation

Students and instructors can make an appointment to meet the appropriate subject librarian for in-depth research consultation.

  • as fellow facultyLibrarians can help instructors integrate research and information literacy skills into course curricula and assignments, develop subject-specific course reading lists, locate resources on a particular topic or difficult to find resources, and customize librarian-built online learning guides. 
  • Librarians will help students identify reliable sources, formulate search strategies, and develop subject-specific searching techniques

Contact your subject librarian to book a consultation or learn more about how we can collaborate with you.

Not sure which subject librarian to consult?