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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, R, Python, LaTeX
  • 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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NVivo is a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software. We offer two NVivo workshops, with each one offered on a bi-weekly basis.


NVivo (Part 1) - Getting Started with NVivo

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.

NVivo (Part 2) - Classification and Datasets

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.

Check out the full schedule of our upcoming NVivo workshops at the link below:

Upcoming NVivo Workshops

Visit our NVivo page for workshop handouts, sample datasets, videos and more.

SPSS is a software package used for statistical analysis. We offer two SPSS workshops, with each one offered roughly on a bi-weekly basis.


SPSS: Environment, Data Entry and One Variable Analysis

In this introductory-level SPSS workshop, you will learn how to enter your survey data, experimental data or other sources of data into SPSS, and how to summarise, graph and present your data, and common statistical analysis (T-test, ANOVA, correlation, regression) with SPSS.

Check out the full schedule of our upcoming SPSS workshops at the link below:

Upcoming SPSS Workshops 

Visit our SPSS page for workshop handouts, videos and more! 

Do you manage research data at UBC? This 1.5 hour workshop is geared toward graduate students, faculty and lab managers who want to learn best practices, tools and techniques in research data management. You'll learn how to create a data management plan that will help you comply with funder recommendations and regulations.

Workshops for Fall, 2018 will be announced shortly.

Our Pixelating Digital Humanities Mixers are chance for researchers interested in the digital humanities to come together and learn about DH topics and events. Sometimes we meet in open co-working sessions where we get a chance to work on our DH projects with the help of our fellow digital humanists, and other times guest speakers are invited to talk on a current DH topic.


Registration is not required, but will help us plan for space. You can RSVP online, or just drop-in to join us. As this is a brown bag session, please feel free to bring your lunch. Coffee and tea will be available.


Click the link below to see our upcoming Pixelating sessions.


Upcoming Pixelating Mixers

This student-run group offers skill sharing through informal workshops and presentations, co-working and community building. For all levels of R, from beginners through experts. The R Study Group meets weekly in Koerner Library. . 

Click the link below to see the full schedule of upcoming R Study Group sessions:

Upcoming R Study Group Sessions