We provide students with research assistance and information literacy instruction. This is your one-stop shop for student resources.

Services for students

Your library card

Your student card serves as your library card. If you don't have a card, contact InfoService.

Use your library card to:

Your account

Your uoAccess credentials give you access to the library's electronic resources (databases, e-books, articles, etc.) and workstations and let you access your Omni account.

Username: Full uOttawa.ca email address ([email protected])

Password: your uoAccess password is the same one used for systems such as Google and uoZone.

To change your uoAccess password, use the uoAccess self-serve tool. Need help? Contact the Service Desk.


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Research support

Contact your librarian for research assistance.

Complete the suggest a purchase form to request a specific item.

Citation and bibliography tools (also known as bibliography managers) provide many useful features that can help you with your research such as storing and organising your sources, and generating citations and bibliographies in the style you prefer. Many different tools are available.

BiblioGrad is a series of hands-on workshops specifically designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The goal of these workshops is to better equip students with essential research skills, along with knowledge about the various ways the Library can lend support during their studies.

To preserve research data to answer future research questions, the data needs to be managed and made discoverable (with access restrictions if required). Even if one is not required by your funding agency, developing a data management plan (DMP) at the beginning of a new project will ensure usability, preservation and access.

Find out more in our guide to managing your research data.

Publishing support

The world of scholarly communication and publishing is evolving in many ways. To learn about open access, your rights as an author, trends in scholarly publishing, and to take advantage of different services and initiatives offered by the Library, consult the Scholarly Communication site.

uO Research, the University's institutional repository, promotes scholarly communication by collecting, preserving and providing free and open access to research created by faculty, researchers and graduate students. Search the repository for theses in our collection or add your research to the collection.

To learn more about copyright and your rights and obligations as a student, please consult the Copyright website.

Ottawa-Carleton joint program

You will be emailed your login credentials in late September (after the drop-class deadline has elapsed). These credentials will allow you to connect to University of Ottawa resources.

If you have forgotten your password, call the Service Desk at 613-562-5800 ext. 6555 to request a password reset.

Bring your Carleton University student card to our Circulation Desk to register for extended borrowing privileges.

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