Introduction to the Library – Top 10 list


1. RESEARCH GUIDES – This is a great place to start your research (e.g. see the LFS research guides:
2. ACCESS – Your CWL and password give you access to online books and journals. Your UBC Card is your library card enabling you to borrow print books from the library.
3. BASIC LIBRARY SEARCH – On the library home page, use the Google-like search box called Summon as a starting place for articles, books, theses, and more.
4. INDEXES & DATABASES TAB – From the library home page:, click on the Indexes tab to find the index you need by typing the index name (e.g. Web of Science).
5. JOURNAL TITLES TAB – From the library home page:, click on Journal Titles tab to find a specific journal by typing its title (eg. Food Chemistry).
6. INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL) – This is a free service for students, faculty and staff to borrow books and articles unavailable at UBC:
7. HOW TO CITE – This guide gives examples of how to cite references (e.g. how to attribute ideas to the original source in a specific format e.g. APA citation style) and find software to help with this
8. THE RESEARCH COMMONS – has workshops and assistance with thesis & citation formatting, statistics & GIS software, data
9. SELF-GUIDED TUTORIAL: Library Research Skills for Land & Food Systems is a quick introduction to the library and indexes.
10. PERSONALIZED LIBRARY RESEARCH SUPPORT – Visit the Woodward Library Research help desk; chat online with AskAway; or make an appointment with your librarian, Katherine Miller We look forward to supporting you with your research


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