Research

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Links to Library resources for research, and tips on how to find them. Types of resources include books, articles, journals, government information, data and statistics,  and journals, plus search tools to find these materials. Also included are guides to finding resources by subject.

Subject guides link to the best search tools for specific subject areas or programs, along with other research tips and contact information for the librarian for that subject area so you can ask for help.

Finding articles at the Laurier Library.

Resources on how to find both print and electronic books at the Laurier Library, including book reviews and specific types of books such as biographies and encyclopedias. Also includes help finding books that are not at the Laurier Library.

Electronic collections and databases, searchable.

News articles, video, music, data and statistics, theses, and other types of library research materials.

Located at the Laurier Library, the WLU Press is one of Canada’s leading scholarly publishing houses, publishing 30-35 titles a year, and with over 700 titles in print, aimed at transforming processes, minds and cultures.

The Library is a key partner in scholarly enterprise. One way that is supported is through our scholarly communication initiatives. These cover a wide variety of activities, including maintaining an institutional repository, working with publishers, supporting open access (OA), providing author processing charge (APC) discounts, and more.

The Laurier Library provides a suite of research data services to help investigators improve their research data practices and meet their grant-based obligations. These include data management planning, consultation and training, data curation services, and data deposit into our repository, Dataverse.

The Laurier Archives and Special Collections holds the Library's research collection of primary documents, and is the repository of historic records of the University. The collections focus on the Lutheran Church in the community; the environmental conservation movement in Canada; the history of Kitchener-Waterloo; and the history of Wilfrid Laurier University.

Digital Projects and Curation outlines the new programs available to faculty, staff and students initiating a digital humanities research project. It also lists the services available from Digital Humanities consultations, integration of in-class digital pedagogy, to the creation of online exhibitions. Parties interested in any of these programs are encouraged to reach out to the library through the email links and forms on the site.