Students

Your library card

Your student card serves as your library card. Bring it to the circulation desk to activate it. If you don't have a card, contact InfoService.

Use your library card to:

Your account

Your account gives you access to the library electronic resources (databases, e-books, articles, etc.) and workstations.

  • Username: The part before the @ in your uOttawa.ca email address.
  • Password: To create or reset your password, use the Password Management Tool. You can also call the Service Desk at 613-562-5800 ext. 6555.

Spaces for you

Morisset Library, the Brian Dickson Law Library and the Health Sciences Library have study rooms that can be reserved online.

Graduate students

The Morisset Library provides dedicated spaces for graduate students on the 6th floor, including study carrels, group study rooms, conference rooms and a reading room. A team of graduate student library assistants provides peer-to-peer research support on site.

Study carrels are also available at the Brian Dickson Law Library and the Health Sciences Library.

Facilities

Research support

Research assistance

Contact your librarian for research assistance.

Suggest a purchase

Complete the suggest a purchase form to request a specific item.

Citation management

Citation and bibligraphy tools (also known as bibliography managers) provide many useful features that can help you with your research such as storing and organising your sources, and generating citations and bibliographies in the style you prefer. Many different tools are available.

BiblioGrad

BiblioGrad is a series of hands-on workshops specifically designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The goal of these workshops is to better equip students with essential research skills, along with knowledge about the various ways the Library can lend support during their studies.

Research data management

To preserve research data to answer future research questions, the data needs to be managed and made discoverable (with access restrictions if required). Even if one is not required by your funding agency, developing a data management plan (DMP) at the beginning of a new project will ensure usability, preservation and access.

Find out more in our guide to managing your research data.

Publishing support

Open access

The world of scholarly communication and publishing is evolving in many ways. To learn about open access, your rights as an author, trends in scholarly publishing, and to take advantage of different services and initiatives offered by the Library, consult the Scholarly Communication site.

Institutional repository

uO Research, the University's institutional repository, promotes scholarly communication by collecting, preserving and providing free and open access to research created by faculty, researchers and graduate students. Search the repository for theses in our collection or add your research to the collection.

Copyright

To learn more about copyright and your rights and obligations as a student, please consult the Copyright website.

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