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HPS340 Limits of Machine Intelligence

Support for your research and writing

Research consultation:

You can book a one-on-one research consultation (online or in-person) with me, Diane, the contact librarian for this course.
Consultations with a group (up to 5 people) are also possible.

During a 30-60 minute consultation we can:

  • discuss your research topic and help you narrow it down to an appropriate thesis or research question
  • discuss the appropriate tools to use to find supporting research, evidence or additional information
  • enhance your search strategy (have you go through the process of identifying the most effective search terms)

Please email me: diane.michaud @ (without the spaces) and include the following

  • Describe your research question or topic 
  • Include the assignment description 
  • Suggest 3 different days/times when you would like to meet (a minimum of 2 week days' notice is preferred)

Drop-in research help:

Come in to the E.J. Pratt Library for on-the-spot research help Mon-Fri between 10am and 5pm. There will be a Research Assistant at the Research Help/Reference Desk, or you can ask any staff member for research help and they will connect you with a librarian.

Acknowledgment: The resources on this guide were mostly selected by Marie Song, graduate student in the iSchool's Library and Information Science program.

In addition, chat reference is available over extensive hours during the fall and winter semesters though live chat/ instant messaging via the "Ask, Chat with a Librarian" service. 

The Writing Centre

It offers the following services to help students improve their writing:

You can book an appointment with Vic's Writing Centre, from this page.