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International Student Library Orientation 2020: Home

International Student Orientation

How to contact a librarian for help

The library is under renovation during the Fall 2020 semester and, therefore, will be closed to foot traffic. But the librarians are still here to help you!  In the video below, we will show you how to contact a librarian using text chat or using video conferencing.

To contact a librarian, email us or book an appointment with us using the links in the "Your librarians" box. You can scroll through the pictures to see all the reference librarians and their subject areas. If you need immediate assistance, chat with us here:

How to find books and articles

In the video below, we show you how to use the library catalog and databases to find books, e-books and articles for your class research.

Here is a link to the library catalog.

Here is a link to the library databases.

Please note: if you find an article in a database like Academic Search complete (as shown in the video above) that would be useful for your research and one of the links says that it is available via HTMLFull Text, as in the image below:

If you click to view the article using the HTML option, you will be able to translate the article into a variety of languages using the translate drop down at the top of the article page:

This can be very helpful if you find a useful article in a language you do not read. If you need help with this feature, or with any aspect of finding articles for your research, do not hesitate to contact a reference librarian.

How to request print books while the library is closed

While the library is closed for renovation, if you are on campus, you can still get print books. If you find a print book in the catalog that you need for your research, the video below will tell you how to request it. If you are off-campus and need a print book, contact a librarian and we will help you. We can digitize print books (within copyright limits) and make them available to you.

How to use Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Sometimes, the Centre Library does not have a book or article you need. In that case, you can try to get the book or article from another library using Interlibrary Loan. The videos below explain how ILL works and how to use it.

Academic Honesty

The librarians can help you with any questions you might have about academic honesty. The video below provides an overview of some basic concepts. For more information, you can also refer to the following links:

How to avoid plagiarism

How to cite your sources

Mango Languages

A final resource we would like you to be familiar with is the Mango Language database. Mango languages offers extra practice and reference for dozens of world languages including English.

Your librarians

Crystal Ellis - Div I


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Karoline Manny - Div II


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Jazmine Wilson - Div III


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Mary Girard - Digital Scholarship


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Beth Morgan - Archives


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