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English as a Second Language (ESL): Welcome

Welcome to VIU Library

The Library at VIU is an important place for ESL and international students, for many reasons:

  1. You can use the Library's website to search for books or articles for your assignments or free leisure reading.
  2. You can use the Library Commons at any time to meet people or use computers/printers/photocopiers.
  3. You can book study rooms in the Library to work quietly with other students.
  4. You can take out equipment such as video cameras and laptops to help you do your work.

LibrarySearch: Find articles, books and more

LibrarySearch Tips

Use LibrarySearch (above) to find information in lots of different formats: books, e-books, articles, videos, and more,  You will also find the LibrarySearch box on the Library's home page.

Use quotation marks for phrases:

  •  "Canadian popular culture" will get better results than Canadian popular culture
  •  Using quotation marks for phrases will improve your Google searches, too.

Use the * symbol to find variations of words:

  • politic* will find the words: politic, politics, political, politically.

 

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