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Research Commons

UBC Library, in collaboration with the University’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FOGS), offers peer-support services for graduate students through the Research Commons located on the 2nd floor of Koerner Library.

Services include thesis formatting and citation management support, interdisciplinary research exchanges (FIRE Talks), and workshops on research skills for graduate students. These services are provided through the support of a UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) grant. Visit the Research Commons website for more information including contact information and hours of service.

Thesis Formatting

Need help with formatting your thesis? The Research Commons Thesis Formatting Support Service provides workshops and one-on-one consultations to students who need assistance with Master’s and PhD theses formatting. A template, approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, is provided that includes an automatic table of contents, headings, appropriate fonts and page margins, and other formatting requirements already completed. All you need to do is add your content. For more information, including contact information and hours of service, visit the Research Commons Thesis Formatting page.

Citation Management Support

The Research Commons offers weekly workshops on three of the most popular citation management tools: RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero. Citation management support is also available in person at the Research Commons Help Desk located on the second floor of Koerner Library. Visit the Research Commons Citation Management Support page for more information including contact information and hours of service.

FIRE Talks

FIRE Talks are a new series of interdisciplinary research discussions run by graduate students for graduate students in the Koerner Library Research Commons. They provide an opportunity for graduate students to share and discuss their own research and ideas relating to a significant range of interdisciplinary themes. Visit the Research Commons FIRE Talks page for more information on upcoming talks.

Graduate Student Research Workshops

The Research Commons offers a regular series of workshops to help graduate students with all the steps of the research process, from literature review to getting published to measuring research publication impact. To see a schedule of upcoming Graduate Student workshops, visit the UBC Library Workshop Calendar.