Research Help

 

Connect with a member of the Research Help Team

Emailresearch@smu.ca 

Phone: 902-420-5544

Text: 902-702-3057

If you prefer to book in advance:  Make a Research Help appointment

 

Research Help Hours

The Research Help team can help you with assignments during the following hours:

Spring/Summer Term, Monday May 9-Tuesday September 6, 2022

In person

Monday - Friday   11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 Online (chat, text, email) 

Monday - Thursday   10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday   1-5 p.m.

Closed on holidays.

Research Help appointments are available in person and online on weekdays, evenings and weekends regularly and by request.

 

Spring/Summer Term Intersessions (June 23-July 3 and August 18-September 6, 2022)

In person

Monday-Friday   11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Online (chat, text, email) 

Monday-Friday   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed on holidays.

Research Help appointments are available in person and online on weekdays, evenings and weekends regularly and by request.

 

Outside of these times, try Novanet Live Help, an online chat-based reference service provided by Novanet libraries. This service is designed to respond to brief questions that can be answered quickly and effectively using online resources.


 

How We Can Help

We can help you:

  • develop your topic and search strategies
  • search for books, ebooks or articles
  • evaluate and use library databases and web sources
  • request research materials from other libraries

What questions do we get asked the most?

 

Books


 

Where can I find this book?

Textbooks

 

Where can I find this textbook?

Journal Articles

 

Where can I find journal articles?

How do I know if it's peer reviewed or scholarly?

Citations/References

 

How do I cite this source?

Annotated Bibliographies 

 

How do I write an annotated bibliography?

Theses

 

What format do I use for my thesis, and how do I submit it?

Where do I find theses written by former SMU students?

 

Get answers to other Frequently Asked Questions.