Since most of our buildings are closed, some in-person Library services or resources described on this page are currently unavailable. For more details on how the Library can help this semester, check out our services updates or feel free to email us, chat with us, or reach out to a librarian or specialist in your discipline.
Your library card
Your student card serves as your library card. If you don't have a card, contact InfoService.
Use your library card to:
Your uoAccess credentials give you access to the library's electronic resources (databases, e-books, articles, etc.) and workstations and let you access your Omni account.
Username: The part before the @ in your uOttawa.ca email address.Password: your uoAccess password is the same one used for systems such as Google and uoZone.
Spaces for you
Morisset Library, the Brian Dickson Law Library and the Health Sciences Library have study rooms that can be reserved online.
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.
Study carrels are also available at the Brian Dickson Law Library and the Health Sciences Library.
Contact your librarian for research assistance.
Suggest a purchase
Complete the suggest a purchase form to request a specific item.
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 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.
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.
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.
To learn more about copyright and your rights and obligations as a student, please consult the Copyright website.