Faculty of Social Sciences Library

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The Faculty of Social Sciences Library is accessible during the opening hours of the Social Sciences building.


The library, situated on the second floor in Room 2010, brings expertise and services right to where students and faculty work. It offers services and rich, digital scholarly resources.

Social sciences librarians

  • Melissa Cheung, 613-562-5800 ext. 3616
    Research Librarian (Data)

  • Alain El Hofi, 613-562-5800 ext. 7186
    Anthropology, Criminology, Sociology and Feminist and Gender Studies

  • Majela Guzman Gomez, 613-562-5800 ext. 7190
    International Development, Political Studies, Economics, Public and International Affairs

  • Patrick Labelle, 613-562-5800 ext. 7185
    Psychology and Social Work

  • Chantal Ripp, 613-562-5800 ext. 3881
    Research Librarian (Data)

We can help students and faculty with:

  • Teaching activities via class presentations on improving search skills, accessing scholarly information resources, evaluating and citing information sources

  • Research activities, including assisting with comprehensive literature reviews, creating tools to aid in searching and alerts to keep up with an area of research, answering publications and open access questions, assisting with citation analysis and with building capacity in developing research data management plans

  • The use of government information, statistics and data resources in the social sciences
  • Four computers with a variety of software including SPSS, ArcGIS and NVivo

In addition, the library offers research seminars covering bibliographic management, effective search strategies, literature reviews, alerting services, publishing research, citation analysis and tracking, research data management and open access.

Start your research

Use our research guides to locate the resources you need such as articles, reports and news sources. You can also consult the library catalogue or meet with a librarian who can help you with research strategies and course assignments.

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Study at the Faculty of Social Sciences Library

The Faculty of Social Sciences Library serves as a shared resource for all. It seeks to maintain a positive and productive learning environment offering a 23-seat space equipped with electrical outlets

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