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Booking a One-on-One Consultation

For more personalized assistance, you can request to book a one-on-one consultation with one of our grad student assistants for any of the following services:

  • Citation Management
  • GIS
  • NVivo
  • SPSS or R
  • Thesis Formatting

Please note this is NOT a drop-in service. You must book an appointment using the Consultation Request button below.

The Consultation Request form provides the possible times for each type of service.


For assistance with literature and systematic reviews, research data, etc. contact the liaison librarian for your subject.

We are hiring - Apply today!

We are hiring!

If you want to work with an awesome team of Graduate Students, this may be the job for you. Interested applicants can read the description and application instructions below. 

Note: At this time we are only hiring in the area of Quantitative Data Analysis

If you have further questions, please email


Research Commons

Who we are

The UBC Research Commons is located within Koerner Library. We offer a welcoming, interdisciplinary, research-driven learning environment for graduate students. The Research Commons offers workshops and one-to-one assistance with citation management tools; two data analysis tools, for both quantitative and qualitative data; and thesis formatting to help students meet UBC’s thesis formatting requirements.

Our Services

We provide workshops and consultations, and partner with other organizations, on the following topics:

  • Thesis Formatting Support

  • Citation Management (Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, EndNote)

  • Quantitative Data Analysis software (R, SPSS)

  • Qualitative Data Analysis software (NVivo)

  • Graduate Student Writing

  • Copyright for your Thesis

  • Literature Review / Systematic Review

  • Research Data Management

  • Visual Analytics

  • Publishing a Journal Article

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Research Commons
Koerner Library, 2nd floor,
1958 Main Mall Vancouver, BC
Skype Contact: research.commons

How are we doing? Let us know!

Did you attend one of our workshops or have a one-on-one consultation with a member of our team? We'd love to get your feedback!

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