Update: New info available on Scan-on-Demand, Curbside Pickup, and on-campus Library services this fall (2020-07-28)
Library Support for Online Learning
Specialized Research Assistance
We provide research consultations for students and faculty using Microsoft Teams, email, and other platforms. Contact your Research Librarian to book an appointment.
Research is difficult and finding the right information can be frustrating. Librarians and specialists maintain research guides for each discipline that provide subject-specific search strategies, curated links to databases, and other resources.
We offer a large collection of digital titles which you can access by searching Omni, the Library's discovery tool. Can’t find a specific title in our collection? Suggest a purchase or contact your Research Librarian to request it.
Many publishers and suppliers have made their publications accessible freely during the pandemic. It is unlikely, however, that these resources will still be available this Fall. If you are planning to use materials, be sure to:
Course Reserve Service
Our course reserve service allows instructors to set aside course materials for the short-term use of students. We are currently offering a digital course reserve service (PDFs, e-books, streaming videos, etc.). We can also help find online alternatives to physical collections.
For more information, please contact ares@uOttawa.ca.
We offer a range of instruction sessions tailored to your course and learning objectives. These sessions may be presented live or recorded in advance for asynchronous delivery.
Topics vary by discipline and may include:
- Developing a search strategy
- Systematic reviews versus literature reviews
- Using citation management software
- Key resources for your area of study
Contact your Research Librarian early to discuss your needs.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
An OER is a freely and openly available learning object that can be retained, reused, revised, remixed and redistributed, often under the terms of a Creative Commons licence. Consider using OER in your courses for easy and free access.
Visit the Library’s OER Guide for suggested sources and search tips.
For assistance, contact: