Managing Your End-of-Term Research and Projects


Finals are fast approaching, and while we have been studying and working remotely for a full year now, everyone is facing challenges and doing their best to support each other. Here at Xwi7xwa, we’ve gotten lots of questions throughout the term about accessing library resources from home, and research strategies to find Indigenous knowledge and perspectives.

We’ve collected a few resources from our website and beyond to help you navigate the end of the term with confidence.


Need research assistance?

Contact us directly at to reach a reference librarian. We love hearing from you and learning with you.

For more general questions and citation help: AskAway Live Chat is available to all students!


Accessing Materials from Home

Check out our Distance Research Guide which our librarians put together when our branch first closed last year. Looking through, you’ll find tips on making sure you don’t encounter access issues as you are conducting research, prioritizing Indigenous authors and knowledge in your research, and more.

Download LeanLibrary for easy access to UBC resources.

Citation Help and Resources

Earlier this year, one of our incredible student librarians hosted a workshop for students, faculty, and staff on the how-to of decolonizing your citation practices. This knowledge can really enhance your research.

Decolonizing Citations Workshop – Recording

Within our First Nations and Indigenous Studies research guide, you will find a tab all about citing Elders and knowledge keepers, in a variety of formats and styles.


Writing & Tutoring

The UBC Chapman Learning Centre offers writing & tutoring support. Here you can find online advice and support, and you can find tutoring and tech support here.


Even if you are feeling overwhelmed, there are always resources from the library and beyond for you to access—we are here to support you!