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Graduate Students Guide

This guide is intended to help graduate students at MSVU make the most of the library.

Library Research Workshops

Guides to Research

Good research is well-planned research. Here are some tips for helping you get started. 

  1. Explore the research guide in your subject area
  2. Citation, citation, citation! Take advantage of the MSVU Library citation and citation manager sections of this guide. 
  3. Talk to a librarian! Librarians are here to answer any questions you might have about research. The MSVU Librarians are listed below.

Research Databases & Journals

Please use the subject filter on the A-Z Research Databases & Websites listings to find research databases in your areas of interest.

If you are looking for a specific journal title please consult the MSVU Journals A-Z.

How to find books and articles

Searching for Books with Novanet

Searching for Articles with Library Databases

Connecting to MSVU full-text articles with Google Scholar

Librarians & Archivist

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Lindsey MacCallum:

  • Scholarly Publishing Librarian
  • Humanities -- English, Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Lindsey may be reached at 902-457-6402 or

Book an appointment with Lindsey.

Kydra Mayhew:

  • Engagement Librarian
  • Social Sciences -- Canadian Studies, Economics, Family Studies & Gerontology, Political Studies, Sociology & Anthropology, Women's Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Public Policy Studies

Kydra may be reached at 902-457-6200 or

Book an appointment with Kydra

Stan Orlov

Stan Orlov:

  • Systems Librarian
  • Business Studies -- Business Administration, Information Technology, Public Relations, Tourism & Hospitality, Communication Studies
  • Modern Languages

Stan may be reached at 902-457-6212 or

Book an appointment with Stan.


Alina Ruiz

  • MSVU Archivist

Alina may be reached at

Book an appointment with Alina. 


Sandra Sawchuk, MSVU Librarian

Sandra Sawchuk:

  • Data Services
  • User Experience and Engagement Librarian
  • Sciences -- Applied Human Nutrition, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, 

Sandra may be reached at 902-457-6526 or

Book an appointment with Sandra.

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Nicole Slipp:

  • Collections Librarian
  • Education, Child & Youth Study

Nicole may be reached at 902-457-6403 or

Book an appointment with Nicole.