April 2021 - In light of the recent announcement from the Government of Ontario regarding new restrictions that come into effect on April 3, access to Morisset Library’s study spaces and computer workstations will be closed until further notice. Contactless pickup and scan on demand services remain available. The MRT and RGN book return drop boxes also remain available.

Updates on library services and operations.

About the Faculty of Social Sciences Library

The library, situated on the second floor, brings expertise and services right to where students and faculty work. It offers services and rich, digital scholarly resources. Some of the new library's features include:

  • On-site librarians to assist students and faculty with:
    • Teaching activities via class presentations on improving search skills, accessing scholarly information resources, evaluating and citing information sources
    • Research activities, including assisting with comprehensive literature reviews, creating tools to aid in searching and alerts to keep up with an area of research, answering publications and open access questions, assisting with citation analysis and with building capacity in developing research data management plans
    • The use of government information, statistics and data resources in the social sciences
  • Four computers with a variety of software including SPSS, ArcGIS and NVivo
  • A 23-seat space for quiet study equipped with electrical outlets

In addition, the library offers research seminars covering bibliographic management, effective search strategies, literature reviews, alerting services, publishing research, citation analysis and tracking, research data management and open access.


Social sciences librarians

  • Alain El Hofi, 613-562-5800 ext. 7186, alain.elhofi@uottawa.ca
    Anthropology, Criminology, Sociology and Feminist and Gender Studies
  • Patrick Labelle, 613-562-5800 ext. 7185, plabelle@uottawa.ca
    Psychology and Social Work
  • Chantal Ripp, 613-562-5800 ext. 3881, Chantal.Ripp@uottawa.ca
    Research Librarian (Data)
  • Majela Guzman Gomez, 613-562-5800 ext. 7190, mguzmang@uottawa.ca
    International Development, Political Studies, Economics, Public and International Affairs
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