Answered By: Marika Prokosh
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016     Views: 247

Here are some tips on finding research resources for specific subjects:

To search for research resources such as books, articles, and databases, the Library has created subject guides. There is a link to them on the hompage under the catalogue search box. These guides provide useful tips and resources that can assist you in doing your research. In some cases, there may be a guide that is specific to your course.

You can also search databases by subject by clicking on the Databases link on the home page. If you do not see a subject listed for your area of study, search for related subjects. For instance, there is no listing for Marriage and Family Therapy, but articles on these topics can be found in Psychology or Sociology databases.

Both books and articles can be found using our main catalogue on the Library home page. Search by keywords, synonyms, and related topics to find relevant research. Advanced strategies for searching can be found here: or by going to the Worldcat drop-down menu and selecting Help.

If you need more specific help with an assignment, you can always visit the Reference Desk on weekdays, or ask for help at the Circulation Desk during the evening and weekends. You can call the Reference Desk for help from off-campus 204.786.9815 (daytime) or 204.786.9808 (evening and weekend) or email us at

For in-depth help, you can book a research consultation with one of our librarians who specializes in your subject area. The list of subject librarians may be found here:

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