If you have visited the Walter C. Koerner Library recently, you probably saw the new Research Commons Desk (on Level 2); not to mention, the graduate student staff in action. How so?
The Research Commons offers a variety of services but two key services stand out, especially for graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Note: These services are also open to all graduate students and are being provided by graduate students.
Yes, there is a definite buzz of excitement and here’s why:
This service provides ‘workshops and one-on-one consultations to students who need assistance with Master’s and PhD theses formatting using advanced features of Microsoft Word’.
This service ‘invites graduate students from across campus to come to Koerner Library for monthly theme-based discussions of their research and to connect around common research interests and perspectives’.
Want to learn more about the Research Commons at Koerner Library? Here are a few easy ways:
- Visit their new site online at: http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/
- See the new Research Commons Help Desk in-person (Location: Koerner Library, Level 2)
- Book an appointment via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Attend a weekly instructional workshop on RefWorks, Mendeley or Zotero (popular citation management tools) at: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/series/86
Did You Know?
cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository, allows a more comprehensive collection of scholarly works to be submitted than may be possible in the traditional publishing world. There are 5500+ Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) and 32,000+Retrospective Theses and Dissertations (RTDs). Explore cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/.
Above text in partial italics and image is courtesy of the Koerner Library Research Commons website at: http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/.