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What is UBC Research Commons and how can it help?

The UBC Research Commons makes completing your thesis a whole lot easier. Of course the research part is your territory, but we can help you greatly increase the efficiency and the quality of your research in ways you may not yet have even imagined. We also can help you manage your citations automatically and format your thesis properly using the only UBC Graduate Studies approved template.

You could do your whole thesis without us, but we are here to make your life so much easier.

Research Commons can help with:

  • NVivo (free for all UBC students), so you can easily manage and compile your non-numeric data. For example, NVivo can scan your sources for correlations and analysis.
  • SPSS, R, or Stata to help you choose and use the best quantitative data analysis software to optimize your numeric data analysis.

Booking a One-on-One Consultation

For more personalized assistance, you can request to book a 1-on-1 consultation with one of our grad student assistants for any of the following services:

  • Citation Management
  • GIS
  • NVivo
  • SPSS or R
  • Stata
  • 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.

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This one hour session will be one of the best hours you spend this semester. Learn about the plentiful resources available to you. Join us to find out all about the offerings of the Research Commons and the Library system here at UBC. It is also a great opportunity to meet others doing their post-graduate work with you at UBC.

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Koerner Library, 2nd floor,
1958 Main Mall Vancouver, BC
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