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Research Guides

SOC196H Global Cities, Urban Refugees: Connecting South and North

This guide is intended for students in Professor James Johnson's SOC196 Global Cities, Urban Refugees: Connecting South and North in the Fall 2021 term.

Getting Research Advice

Virtual Reference Service

Ask a LibrarianResearch support service is available via the UTL's virtual reference service, Ask a Librarian, open in the evenings and weekends.


Hours of Service (Winter Term)

Monday–Thursday 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

Closed Monday, 15 February (Family Day) and Friday, 2 April (Good Friday). 


Email Inquiries 

Basic questions related to navigating the libraries can be sent via email to

Please use your account, identifying the course (SOC196) in the subject line.

I aim to respond to messages within twenty-four hours, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Research Appointments

Colin Deinhardt (Reader Services and Instruction Librarian, Victoria University Library) is available for appointments customized to the research requirements of particular assignments.

I am generally available for virtual consultations Monday to Friday, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. An advanced notice of at least twenty-four hours is required (excluding weekends and holidays).

Before booking an appointment, please conduct preliminary research using the resources outlined in this guide, and locate at least one scholarly source (such as a book or journal article) that is relevant to your topic of research.

To schedule an appointment, contact Colin (

In-person appointments are not available during the 2020–2021 academic year. 

Currently, we are providing this service online via Zoom.