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Faculty Support

Research Services and Research Consultations

Searching for Information Sources

Assistance with navigating online databases, grey literature, and other sources; as well as developing strategies to search in a systematic way.

Open Access

Information on Open Access journals, Open Access repositories, and navigating the Canadian Tri-Agency Open Access Policy.

Author Support

Assistance with traditional and alternative publishing, as well as identifying trustworthy publishers.

Research Data Management

Assistance with writing data management plans, as well as storing & saving your data.

Copyright

Ensuring that when you use copyrighted material, you do so legally. Learn about the College’s Copyright and Fair Dealing policies.

Research Impact

Learn about measurements of citation & digital research/creative work activity.

Research Ethics

Help with navigating Research Ethics Board approval when conducting research with human subjects.

RESEARCH CONSULTATIONS:

Research Consultations are usually booked by Library users such as faculty, students in research intensive programs, as well as those engaged in applied and external research projects. Before requesting a research consultation, it is a good idea to:

  1. Have a clear research question in mind,
  2. Have already completed some initial searching.  

If you're new to literature searching or just getting started, you can visit a Library Service Desk, email us at library@rrc.ca, or connect with us via our Ask Us chat service on the Library website.

  • Research consultations can happen over Teams or in-person, depending on your preference. The librarian or library staff member will provide you with an online meeting invitation for your consultation once you agree on a mutually convenient time.
  • Research consultations should be booked with as much notice as possible to give the librarian or library staff assisting you an appropriate time to review your initial searches/questions