Research Help


Connect with a member of the Research Help Team 

Phone: 902-420-5544

Text: 902-702-3057

Make an appointment: contact us using any of the above methods to set up an appointment.

Virtual Research Help hours:

Summer Session

Monday – Friday: 9 am- 7 pm                                

Saturday & Sunday: 1-5 pm

August 2 (Natal Day): CLOSED

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. 

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?




Where can I find this book?



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?



How do I cite this source?

Annotated Bibliographies 


How do I write an annotated bibliography?



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.


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