Classes are online and so is the library!

Please refer to our homepage and Frequently Asked Questions for the latest updates on our remote services, accessing the library building, and hours of operation during the fall 2020 semester. Be sure to login to your account to access all of our resources from off-campus.

Research Help

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Welcome to Leddy's help portal. On this page you'll find information on how you can reach out to librarians and staff for support. You'll also find quick guides and information on using the library in our Leddy crash course.


Get Help From a Librarian

Your Librarian

Contact the librarian for your subject to set up an appointment for personal assistance with your research. Librarians are available to meet virtually for face-to-face consultations and can answer questions over email.

Chat with us!

Get immediate help by chatting with us by clicking the Chat Now icon in the bottom right of every webpage. Our chat service is available between 10:00 am to 7:00 pm from Monday to Thursday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Fridays, with the exception of holidays. 

Research Help Desk

For general research assistance, send an email to leddyreference@uwindsor.ca
 


Research Data Help & Consultations

Academic Data Centre
 
Librarians and data experts at the Academic Data Centre (ADC) are available to researchers and students for consultation. Get expert help on finding datasets, accessing confidential Statistics Canada data, interpreting statistical methods and procedures, creating graphs and maps, or managing your research dataEmail us for an appointment or drop in during the online labs.
 
Academic Data Centre Virtual Labs
 
The Academic Data Centre is offers Virtual Labs online to help you with data, GIS and statistical support. Drop-ins are welcome, access the labs online, Monday- Friday from 1:00PM – 4:00 PM.

Statistics Canada Research Data Centre

The Research Data Centre (RDC), located on the first floor of the Leddy Library, is a high-security Statistics Canada facility which houses microdata of Statistics Canada. The RDC is available by appointment only.

Apointments can be made Tuesday - Thursday 1:00PM - 4:00PM.
 


Leddy Library Crash Course

Part 1: A Quick Introduction to Leddy Library

What is an academic library and why would you use it? This quick introduction explains the many things we do and how we can help you succeed. (Hint: it's a lot more than just books on shelves.)

Part 2: Supporting Your Arguments Using Scholarly Sources

University courses have high expectations around what sources you use and how you give them credit in your work. This guide explains what to look for and why.

Part 3: Virtual Shelf Browsing

This step-by-step guide shows you how to use the Virtual Browse function in Omni to find library resources. This is a helpful alternative to walking through our physical collections while they remain closed to the public.

Part 4: Using Omni Quick Guide

Your first stop for library resources should be our Omni catalogue. This introduction explains how to use it to find what you need.