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VIC165H Ideas and Their Consequences: Isolation and Communion in Modern Culture

Research tools, resources, and strategies for the students enrolled in the course during the 2023–2024 academic year, taught by Professor Adam Sol.

Research Guidance

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 (Fall Term)

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

Closed Monday, 9 October (Thanksgiving). 

Email Inquiries

Basic questions related to navigating the libraries (such as locating a particular book title in the catalogue) can be sent via email (please keep your message brief).  

Please use your account, identifying the course (VIC165H) in the subject line.

I respond to messages Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (please note we do not check our email accounts in the evenings or on the weekends).

Research Appointments

Louis Pasternak, Passion of CreationAgatha Barc (Reader Services and Instruction Librarian, Victoria University Library, is available to meet either in-person or online to provide advice related to locating relevant sources on your chosen topic.

Consultations take place Monday to Friday, between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm. Advanced notice is required to request an appointment.

We recommend requesting an appointment as soon as you begin the work on completing your assignment

Before requesting a consultation, please complete the following:

  • identify a topic of research
  • 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 chosen subject.

Please be prepared to discuss your findings with the librarian during a research consultation. We recommend requesting an appointment as soon as you begin working on completing your assignment.