The Library for Faculty
Research and Learning Services’ librarians and staff provide library-focused teaching, learning, and research support to all faculty, students, researchers, and staff.
Ask a Librarian
Having trouble finding the information you need for your research paper? Do you need to figure out your research topic? Working on a literature review for your thesis? Consult with one of our librarians, curators, and archivists for expert guidance and assistance.Consult with us
Access library information, resources, and expertise to support your teaching and research activities.
Instructional / Teaching Support
Discover resources and services aimed at supporting teaching and learning.
Explore resources and services focusing on supporting research and informational needs.
Explore a range of other resources that you might need along the way.
Borrowing from the Library
Wondering how to borrow from the library, review the status of your library account, place holds, renew or return materials, or pay fines?View borrowing information
Loans from Other Libraries
Copies of materials not held in our collections can be requested through the library’s Interlibrary Loan Service.View Interlibrary Loans Service
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Where to Find Information
Learn how to find information related to our libraries, books, collections, guides, and databases.
Our collections support teaching, learning and research. Our collections include print and electronic materials, film, audio recordings, images, maps, and microfiche among other formats.
Some of our branch libraries also house topical special collections. For example, the Arctic Institute of North America (AINA) collection is located in the Gallagher Library. Items in these special collections can be found through our library search page.
Search the library catalogue to find books, journal articles, reports, maps, media and more.
To improve your research skills, learn how to use search tools with our expert library tutorials.
Libraries and Cultural Resources staff have created a wide range of online research guides to assist faculty and students in accessing additional information about our collections and services along with subject, topical, and "how to" information.
Note: Research guides are also often referred to as "LibGuides".
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If you'd like us to buy a book, journal, or other resource, please use this form to recommend an item for purchase.Request a purchase
Image, Video, and Data Resources
Research Related Resources and Services
Get help with your research with these targeted resources and services offered by Libraries and Cultural Resources and the University of Calgary.
Research Data Management (RDM)
This research guide covers the basics of research data management.
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)
Information about the research, reading, writing, and practice of SoTL.
This guide walks through the basics of literature reviews. Created for the education discipline, this guide is applicable for others to use as well.
This page provides resources for discipline-specific systematic resources and highlights our systematic review librarian experts.
NVivo software supports qualitative and mixed-methods research. Check out this guide which includes information for NVivo for literature reviews.
Metadata provides key information for the reproduction and management of information resources. Utilize this service for identifying and describing your research materials to maximize their reach.
Located on the 3rd floor of the TFDL, the Makerspace provides hands-on access to technologies for DIY making and collaboration, including 3D printing and scanning, Raspberry Pis, sewing and embroidery, and more.
Lab NEXT supports and promotes research & scholarship and connects scholars with library services and experts to enhance their research. Collaborative spaces for research-related meetings, work sessions, and events are available.
Archives and Special Collections (ASC)
ASC provides access to archival records, including theses, yearbooks, campus newspapers, and the private archives of influential Canadians. From comic books to the EMI Music Canada Archive to the Canadian Architectural Archives to the papers of Nobel Prize winning author Alice Munro, our holdings attract researchers from around the world.
Visualization Studio and Resources
Located on the 4th floor of the TFDL, the visualization studio is available for graduate students & faculty for their research. The Visualization research guide created for business, but applicable to other disciplines as well, provides resources on data visualization software, books, articles, tools, tutorial, and a blog.