Discover Your Library

New to Brock and the Library? You’re in the right place!

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Brock University Library welcomes you to the 2020-21 academic year.

Everything we build and develop, from our collections to our study spaces and our people is done in service to you, our students. Use our resources, ask us for help, and, when we re-open, enjoy a space where you can study and meet up with friends. The Library is here to support you as you embark upon academic research for the first time.

Greetings from University Librarian Mark Robertson

Orientation / Welcome Week Starts Now

Your Library staff have risen to the challenge of providing you with virtual resources and supports to help you achieve your academic goals.

Explore the services and collections available to you. Watch a quick video or two, complete a tutorial, and try your hand at some online jigsaw puzzles – all in the name of discovering your library.

Learn the Basics

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Watch our Library Top 10 video.

You’ll learn about our service points, unique collections, and how to get help when the time comes.

Time to complete: 6 minutes.

Become a Savvy Researcher

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Meet Omni, your academic search engine in less than 3 minutes.

Go more in depth with a 6 minute tour.

Or, explore the specific resources for your program.

Time to complete: 3 minutes and up.

Dig in to the Archives

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Explore the unique collections in the Brock University Archives – virtually!

View the collections online and take in a digital exhibit.

Create history for future generations by contributing to the COVID-19 in Niagara Archives.

Get to know our treasures by solving online jigsaw puzzles.

Time to complete:
 5 minutes and up.

Get Mappy

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Find numerical & geospatial data to support your research. Visualize it. Chart it. Map it.

Take an aerial tour of the Brock campus over 5 decades.

Plot your hometown. Just click on the new feature icon and then on the map.

Learn ArcGIS online and create your own story map.

Time to complete: 1 minute to 60 minutes.

Develop & Visualize Data

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Learn what the Digital Scholarship Lab is all about.

Design a visualization & enter to win!

Take in a podcast or two.

Time to complete: 30 minutes and up.

Tour the Makerspace

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Take a 360º tour of the Makerspace.

Attend an online workshop. Learn how to podcast.

Time to complete: 5 minutes and up.