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Research Help & Resources

The NIC Library & Learning Commons is home to all the services and resources that students need to achieve success in their studies. We can meet with you for research assistance, demonstrate how to perform library searches, help you develop critical skills to evaluate if sources meet your needs, or show you how to cite materials using specific citation style guides.

    Book an appointment with Research Support

Drop-in face-to-face research, reference, and citation assistance is available on a first-come first-served basis at Comox Valley, Campbell River, and Port Alberni campuses. You can also book a face-to-face 30-minute appointment in advance at our campus libraries.

If you would prefer, 30-minute virtual research appointments are available online using BlueJeans web conferencing software. You will receive a confirmation email that includes the URL to join the meeting.

Book An Appointment


    Health sciences

Meet with Health Sciences Librarian, Lynette Gallant, either virtually or in person to discuss health sciences research, resource evaluation, and citations.

Virtual appointments are held using BlueJeans web conferencing software. You will receive a confirmation email that includes the URL to join the meeting.

Book An Appointment


    Call us

Research support is available by telephone during open library hours. You can contact our staff at each of our campus locations or you can call our research desk at (250) 334-5293.


    Email us

You can send your research questions to library.research@nic.bc.caWe will make every attempt to answer your emails within 24 hours during open library hours.


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