Make the best use of your research time
Start and finish your academic research with a Dalhousie library. We have all the tools and support you need to plan, work on or tune up any project you have in mind.
Make a work plan
Assignment Calculator: Our calculator will create a timeline for researching and writing your paper to help you meet that important deadline.
Start your research
Subject Guides: Librarians select key resources in each academic field and assemble them into guides to help you with your research.
Search by field of study
- Architecture, planning and engineering
- Computer science
- Health sciences and health professions
- Social Sciences
Focus your searches
- Search for Books and more
- LibX:The Dalhousie LibX toolbar is a browser extension that allows you to search Worldcat Local, Dalhousie subscribed electronic journals and many citation and full text databases directly from your browser's toolbar. The toolbar is a convenient way to take the library and its resources with you, wherever you happen to be online.
Download for Firefox, IE
- Citation linker: Access an article when you already have a citation.
- Databases: Find a database by name, discipline or keyword
- Prowler Not sure where to search? Prowler searches multiple databases at once.
Manage your information
RefWorks: RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to compile, edit and format bibliographies.
Online reference sources for quick answers to basic questions.
- Oxford Reference: A range of reference materials in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, languages and law.
- Oxford English Dictionary: The digital reference shelf does not include the OED. Dalhousie users only
- Credo Reference: A large collection of key reference texts.
If you get stuck or feel lost, get in touch a with a reference librarian.
Live Help: chat with a librarian who can help immediately.
- Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences and Management (Killam): (902) 494-3611
- Health Sciences (Kellogg): (902) 494-2482
- Law (Dunn): (902) 494-3419
- Architecture, Engineering and Planning (Sexton): (902) 494-3965
- Agriculture (MacRae): (902) 893-6669
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- General Science
- Health Sciences
- Humanities, Social Sciences and Management
- Architecture, Engineering and Planning
- Contact your subject librarian