Graduate Students - Resources and Services

Collections Note: Graduate students who studied at larger universities before coming to UPEI may be familiar with particular databases, vendors, or products that UPEI is unable to provide with its current collections budget. Robertson Library has substantial but not 100% access to resources from publishers/platforms such as Wiley, Elsevier (ScienceDirect), JSTOR, Proquest, EBSCO, and others. Interlibrary Loan can usually get you whatever you need that isn't currently licensed by UPEI. For more information or assistance, contact your Subject Librarian.

In addition to the resources and services described in the general FAQ, the following are of particular relevance to graduate students:

Borrowing and renewing print books and other physical materials: see the policy chart

Subject Librarians - book an individual consultation with your department's Subject Librarian for an orientation to library services and information resources or assistance with search strategies and using specific databases and other resources.


Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) - original data from surveys from Statistics Canada

RefWorks - a web-based citation manager for collecting and storing citations. Also formats citations in Word documents.


  • Interlibrary Loan - use this service to obtain material that is not available in our Library. The Library covers ILL costs for graduate students.
  • Scan on Demand: Scanned articles and chapters from the Library's print collection - Graduate students may submit requests using the Interlibrary Loan form. The scanned article/chapter will be delivered as a link in an email message, subject to the same conditions as an article/chapter obtained through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Other university libraries, visiting and borrowing - a CAUL card from the Robertson Library gives UPEI students, faculty and staff borrowing privileges at other participating university libraries. Please contact the Circulation Desk, 566-0583, or email Cindy MacDonald to find out how you can obtain your CAUL card.
    • Also see Eduroam for setting up your laptop to use the wireless network at other participating university libraries before you visit.

Other Information Resources:

IslandScholar - UPEI's open access repository of publications, including some fulltext theses and masters' projects

Open Access Theses and Dissertations - online theses from universities around the world

Cited Reference Searching

Selected Resources:

Poster Presentations: Designing Effective Posters
List of resources for poster presentations compiled by Frederick Stoss, University at Buffalo Libraries.

Journal Tables of Contents service for over 14,000 journals.

Date revised: February 2021