Help Desks as Service Points
Ask Us about research at the help desk of any library at UNB. In addition to answering your questions about UNB Libraries’ resources, collections, and services, we can help you get started with your research, develop research strategies, point you to appropriate search tools, determine how to access specific materials, or refer you to sources of further help. You can also ask for a tour of the library!
- Help us help you!
You can “help us help you” by telling us a bit more about your topic, your purpose, and your timeframe. For instance, are you writing an essay or a report for a class? Are you just starting your research and not sure where to begin or are you at a more advanced stage of research? Are you concerned with a particular historical period or specific geographical area? Are there any other ways in which you could limit or define your topic (e.g. by gender or age)? What is the scope of your assignment—do you have a maximum page length? How much time do you have to work on this?
Harriet Irving Library
5 Macaulay Lane
- HIL Help Desks
Research Help Desk (1st floor, HIL)
Roaming Reference (4th floor, HIL)
We are looking to help you in the HIL!
Look for UNB Libraries’ Reference staff walking around to see if we can offer any help in locating a book, searching a database, or accessing a service.
Microforms (3rd floor, HIL)
We can help you find special collections of periodicals, literary manuscripts, newspapers, books, government documents, and historical records.
Government Documents, Data, and Maps/GIS (3rd floor, HIL)
Find help with searching three major collections that reflect the work typically undertaken by governments and major international, intergovernmental organizations. We can help you find government publications, data, statistics, maps, or spatial data (GIS). You can also get help to create a map to illustrate your research.
Archives & Special Collections (5th floor, HIL)
Find UNB’s institutional records, books, periodicals, and private papers (historical and literary) that are relevant to New Brunswick.
Find more details about the Archives & Special Collections.
Science and Forestry Library
Engineering and Computer Science Library