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VIC187: Prosperity, Justice & Sustainability: Intro to Public Policy

Research & Writing Help

Research support:

You can book an in-person or online research consultation for 30-60 mins with me, the librarian contact for VIC187.

During a consultation we can:

  • discuss your research topic, help you fine tune it (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)

Just email me to book an appointment: and include the following

  • Describe your question or research topic
  • Include an assignment description if applicable
  • Suggest 3 different days/times when you would like to meet
    (please request dates a minimum of 2 days in advance, counting only weekdays, Mon-Fri)

Drop-in research help:

Come in to the E.J. Pratt Library for on-the-spot research help.
Mon, Tues, Fri: 10am - 4:45pm, Wed: 12:15pm - 2:30pm and Thurs: 1pm - 4:45pm.
During those hours, a Graduate Research Assistant should be available at the library's Research Help/Reference Desk. They can provide suggestions and research strategies.

In addition, chat reference is available over extensive hours during the fall and winter semesters.
"Ask, Chat with a Librarian" online research help via instant messaging 

Writing Support:

The Writing Centre offers individual consultations by appointment, workshops and online writing handouts.

Writing Centre instructors can look over a rough draft of your paper/assignment or discuss your assignment and a plan for the structure and organization of your writing.
To book an appointment with a Writing Centre instructor: and follow the prompts