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UBC Library Research Commons: NVivo

Consultation Hours

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

Consultations are available ONLY during the following times, for the January to April 2018 term:


Citation Management:

  • Mondays 12:30 pm - 2 pm
  • Tuesdays 9 am - 12 pm
  • Wednesdays 12:30 pm - 2 pm


  • Thursdays, 2pm-4pm


  • Wednesdays 10 am - 1 pm
  • Thursdays 10 am - 1 pm

SPSS or R:

  • Mondays 11 am - 12 pm
  • Wednesdays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm AND 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 10 am - 12 pm


  • Wednesdays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Thesis Formatting:

  • Mondays 12:30 pm - 2 pm
  • Tuesdays 11 am - 1 pm
  • Wednesdays 12:30 pm - 2 pm
  • Thursdays 11 am - 1 pm


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

NVivo Software

NVivo software is available for FREE for all UBC students!

Before attending one of our NVivo workshops, you must bring your own laptop with NVivo already installed on it. NVivo is not installed on Library computers.  

Workshop Materials

NVivo (Part 1) - Getting Started with NVivo

NVivo is a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software. In this introductory workshop, you'll learn about the benefits of working with NVivo, how to set it up, the types of sources you can use and how to import them into NVivo, and how to do queries, nodes, and coding.

You can download the sample material we will be using during the hands-on part of the workshop, as well as the handouts we distribute at the beginning of the workshop.


NVivo (Part 2) -  Classification and Datasets

NVivo's classification capabilities will help you to add demographic data to your nodes and bibliographic data to your sources. Datasets allow you to import and work with tabular material from spreadsheets, database tables, surveys, and social media. If you're comfortable with the basics of NVivo - importing sources, creating nodes, and coding - and would like to explore new ways of working with qualitative data, this workshop is for you.

Sample projects for NVivo 11

Sample material

Handouts NVivo 11

Workshop slides



Literature Review Using NVivo

Ethics and NVivo

Explore NVivo 11 Starter for Windows

Explore NVivo 11 for Mac


NVivo Workshops

We offer two Nvivo workshops:

  1. NVivo (Part 1) - Getting Started with NVivo
  2. NVivo (Part 2) - Classification & Datasets

Register below for our upcoming workshops:

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!