Library Research Resources

Copyright Guidelines

Don’t break any copyright laws. Learn about Fair Dealing and be sure about what you are able to copy, across a variety of formats, for academic use.


Research Guides

These subject specific guides are the ideal place to start your research for a class assignment.


Research Strategies

Learn search techniques for the ideal approach to find the best information for your assignment, either from library resources or the open web.


Citations & Plagiarism

Kwantlen has very strict policies around plagiarizing. Make sure you are citing your sources properly with these guides.


Library Research skills

KPU librarians can help you develop and refine your research and information literacy skills. To this end, the Library offers a variety of collections and services. No student graduates from KPU without having an opportunity to be trained in the critical thinking so important today. Each campus library has a research help desk where you can work individually with a librarian to find the information you need. Just ask for help at the desk!

Contact Information

Surrey 604.599.3111
Richmond 604.599.3204
Langley 604.599.6043
Tech 604.599.2103


AskAway is a free chat service that allows students to ask librarians questions about research or citations in real time. In addition to chat, you can also find information about how to email, call, or speak one-on-one with a librarian at the link below. 


Self-paced learning

Follow along with these self-paced tutorial modules, available on the KPU Library website, and learn valuable information literacy and research skills.
These modules are available at the website below. Use the grey menu bar on the left to navigate to your research topic of interest.


Research Help Modules Online 

  »   Search Strategies
  »   Developing a topic
  »   Finding the context
  »   Finding books
  »   Finding articles
  »   Evaluating sources
  »   Writing
  »   Google & Google Scholar
  »   Web searches
  »   Citations
  »   Plagiarism



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