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HPS100 History and Philosophy of Science

Support for your research and writing

Research consultation (individual appointments)

You can book an in-person or online research consultation with me, Diane the contact librarian for HPS100.
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: diane.michaud @ (without the spaces) 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 (a minimum of 2 weekdays notice is preferred)
  • Note: These appointments vary in length, from a minimum of 20 minutes - up to 1 hour in duration (determined by your questions and the complexity of your topic). 

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 

The Writing Centre 

Writing Instructors offer invaluable services to help students improve their writing, such as,

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