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At every step of the process, we’re here for you. All our appointments are free of charge and confidential.

In addition to appointments, we also offer live chat, workshops and bookable study space.

What can we help you with?

Writing, Research Assistance, and English Language Support

Working with Data

  • Working with Data

    Working with Data

    Find & Collect Data

    • Find the datasets you need for your assignment, research project, thesis, or dissertation
    • Create your own survey using Qualtrics
    • Learn how to collect data from the web using web scraping and APIs

    GIS & Maps

    • Find and analyze geospatial data
    • Create maps using ArcGIS

    Clean & Prepare Data

    • Identify and fix errors and inconsistencies
    • Sort, filter, and tansform data from into usable formats

    Data Analysis

    • Select and use the right statistical software for your needs
    • Understand statistical tests
    • Analyze qualitative or quantitative data
    • Design experiments
    • We support R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and Nvivo

    Data Visualization

    • Create a chart, table, graph, or infographic
    • We can provide helpful critiques of your visualizations
    • Learn to use Tableau, Excel, Gephi, R, Voyant, and others

    Please note: If you need help acquiring or installing software, visit the Computing and Communication Services (CCS) supported products page.

Studying, Time Management, and Presentation Skills

  • Time Management & Procrastination

    Time Management & Procrastination

    Studying and Time Management

    • Plan and use your time effectively 
    • Control procrastination and perfectionism, and complete your assignments, thesis, or program on time 
    • Set goals and maintain motivation
    • Prepare for many different types of exams, including multiple choice 
    • Read textbooks and scholarly articles more effectively 
    • Take better notes and study efficiently 
    • Improve your memory and concentration
  • Presentation Skills

    Presentation Skills

    • Enhance your presentation skills, including strategies for managing nervousness
    • Practice your presentation and receive feedback from professional staff
    • Design and present academic posters

Scholarship, Publishing, and Author Support

  • Scholarship

    Scholarship

    Systematic Reviews and Other Knowledge Syntheses

    • Select an appropriate type of review
    • Get started on a literature review, scoping review, or systematic review
    • Refine a review topic
    • Understand review methodologies and logistics
    • Develop a search strategy by choosing databases, generating keywords, and using controlled vocabulary, operators, and search modifiers
  • Publishing & Author Support

    Publishing & Author Support

    Author Rights​

    • Ready to publish? We can help you keep your rights as authors and help you sort out the world of copyright, intellectual property, and author addenda

    Share & Publish Your Research​

    • We can give you the inside track on publishing in traditional journals, open access publishing, and other publishing formats (social media, podcasts, etc.)​
    • Host an online open access journal

    Preserve Your Research

    Track Your Research Impact​

    • Create researcher identifiers such as ORCID and ResearcherID ​
    • Analyze the impact of your published research

    Digital Scholarship Support

    • Planning for digital projects
    • Needs assessment and technology selection
    • Using specialized software and tools
    • Designing databases
    • Publishing and preserving your digital project
    • Creating online exhibits using Omeka, ArcGIS Online, and other publishing tools

    Open Educational Resources​ (OER)

    • Find, evaluate, and curate openly licensed textbooks, media, modules, and other educational resources for integration into your class
    • Migrate self-published materials into Pressbooks publishing software

    Research Data Management

    • Create a plan that describes how your research data will be collected, managed, and preserved throughout the research life cycle

Archival & Special Collections

Library Accessibility Services

Media Studio

  • About the Media Studio

    About the Media Studio

    The Media Studio provides access to state-of-the-art technology required for the creation of digital projects. Media Studio staff provides support in the development of digital literacy and media creation skills.

    Learn more about the Media Studio.

  • Borrow Media Equipment

    Borrow Media Equipment

    The media studio has a collection of circulating equipment that current students, faculty and staff can reserve and borrow for up to 2 days at a time.

    Reserve equipment to:

    • Record audio using the portable sound booth.
    • Film an interview using a camera and microphone.
  • Consultations for Faculty and Instructors

    Consultations for Faculty and Instructors

    The Media Studio assists faculty and instructors on integrating digital media skills into their courses.

    Book an appointment to:

    • Discuss designing a digital assignment for your course.
    • Schedule an in-class workshop on media creation.
    • Reserve access to web-based video creation accounts. A limited number of seats are available each semester.
    • Request a custom help guide for your students tailored to your assignment requirements.
  • Consultations for Students

    Consultations for Students

    The Media Studio provides support for undergraduate and graduate students as they develop digital literacy and media creation skills. We support digital media assignments such as videos, digital storytelling, podcasts, blogging and more.

    Book an appointment to:

    • Get help with learning a new tool
    • Selecting the best tool for your project
    • Troubleshoot issues with a tool
  • Media Studio Space

    Media Studio Space

    The media studio has space, equipment, and software available to work on media projects such as videos, digital storytelling, podcasts, and vlogging.

    Book an appointment to:

    • Film a project in the filming studio
    • Record audio in the sound booth
    • Edit a project with the studio’s editing suites

In-class Instruction Session

  • In-class Instruction Session

    In-class Instruction Session

    We offer a variety of in-class instruction sessions depending on your class’s needs. Below is a non-exhaustive list of topics we have delivered in-class sessions on in the past. Feel free to request a session on other topics and we will do our best to accommodate. We can also assist with developing learning outcomes, assignments, and assessment tools. 

    To schedule a session on one of the following topics, follow the links below:

    • Writing skills, including academic writing, writing in the sciences, academic integrity, project management for writing projects, and English as an Additional Language Support.
    • Learning and studying skills, including presentation skills, critical and strategic reading of scholarly articles, note-taking from articles, building academic resilience and coping with failure and stress, effective group work and conflict management, study strategies, exam preparation, and poster design.
    • Research skills, including using Omni and other databases, narrowing a research topic, learning advanced search skills, getting started on a literature or scoping review or knowledge synthesis project, and using Zotero, Mendeley or EndNote.
    • Data skills, including survey design, data analysis, data cleaning and preparation, GIS and ArcGIS, data visualization, using software packages like Excel, Qualtrics, R, SAS, Python, Tableau, and more. 
    • Support for researchers and authors on research data management, preserving, publishing and sharing your research, open educational resources, digital scholarship, and more.
    • Using Archives & Special Collections
    • Media skills, including instruction on planning and creating digital projects, like podcasts, videos, digital stories, and digital posters, as well as different tools, including Audacity, Canva, Powtoon and WeVideo. We also offer support around digital identity, finding media and graphic design.

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