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Enhance Your Academic Potential – Research Focus

Are you working on a research assignment and are not sure where to start? The library is here to support you every step of the way!  This article outlines a variety of research focused online services and resources we provide help you enhance your academic potential.

Chat With Us

Not sure where to start? Chat with us online! This is your first stop for research support at U of G.

Get immediate assistance finding information for your assignment. When you chat with us online, we will help you:

  • Get unstuck at any stage of your research
  • Find articles, books, and other resources in Omni and elsewhere
  • Choose relevant journal databases
  • Improve your research strategy
  • Access our vast selection of electronic resources

Online Appointments: Research Assistance

Take advantage of our one-on-one online appointments where you can get individualized support from a librarian. When you book an appointment, you can expect to receive individualized support identifying and narrowing down your research topic, learning advanced research skills, getting started on your literature review, and more.

Visit our appointment booking page to learn more about the types of appointments you can book with us.

Omni – Your University Search Engine

Omni is a great place to discover millions of quality academic resources online including books, full-text articles, unique special collections, videos, and much more. Use the search box on our homepage to access Omni and begin your research.

Learn more about Omni, by visiting our Getting Started with Omni guide.


Did you know that through the library you have access to over 600 databases? If not, you’ll soon discover we have a broad range of research tools available for you, and no matter what field of study you’re in, we have something for you! Visit our A-Z Database list and begin exploring for yourself.

Online Research Resources and Guides

Getting Started with Omni Guide

This guide is all about Omni and offers information on how to use Omni and its different features.

Find Scholarly Articles Guide

This guide on finding scholarly articles provides you with key tips on how to identify a scholarly article.

Cite Your Sources Guide

This guide is all about citing your sources and provides you with helpful information on citing your sources in a variety of different styles including APA, Chicago Style, MLA, and others.

Interested in other helpful guides?

Visit our topic guides list to find other helpful resources.

Online Workshops

Visit our workshops calendar to view all workshops happening this semester.


Ask us. We’re here to help.