Library research involves the step-by-step process used to gather information to write a paper, create a presentation, or complete a project.

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Utilize our collection of information that is either originally created or comes from different, reliable sources.

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The University of Calgary Library has negotiated access to licensed, and open-access full text electronic journals for use by faculty, staff and students.

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Curated resources organized by subject, course, or general topic.

Review guides

Lab Next

Supporting, promoting research and scholarship by connecting scholars to a variety of library services and experts that will enhance their research.

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Spatial & Numeric Data

Providing access to cartographic materials, GIS and statistical data and software.

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Prairie Regional Research Data Centre

We provide researchers access to a wide array of Statistics Canada confidential microdata files in a secure computer facility.

View the Prairie Regional Research Data

Archives & Special Collections

From comic books to the Canadian Architectural Archives, the holdings in Archives and Special Collections attract researchers from around the world.

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Information Management

Glenbow Western Research Centre

This research facility is a service point for our Archives and Special Collections, available to the campus community and members of the public.

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Student guidance


The library offers a variety of services aimed at undergraduates and graduates that will help you excel in your studies

Faculty guidance


Research and Learning Services librarians and staff provide library-focused teaching, learning, and research support to all faculty, students, researchers, and staff.

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Alumni, Community, and Continuing Education

Find library resources and information for continuing education, alumni, and community users.

Consult with a Librarian

Book a research appointment with a subject librarian.

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