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Master of Community Planning

A guide supporting VIU MCP students.

Welcome to the VIU Library's Research Guide for the Master of Community Planning program.

This guide will assist you in searching for library resources from within this one location.


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In getting started, LibrarySearch searches most of the VIU Library collection, online and print, simultaneously. Search results will include ebooks, print books, videos, DVDs, CDs, kits, dissertations, government publications, newspaper and journal articles, book chapters, and more.

Note: If you are accessing library resources for the first time, you'll need to set up a computer account here.

Tips to Search More Effectively

To be time-efficient in your search, it helps to apply some useful strategies. For a quick refresher on how to use search techniques in LibrarySearch and other databases, watch the video below:

For any resources that are not within the VIU Library collection, you can request an Interlibrary loan.

The library has research guides to meet many information needs. Browse the list of guides below:

Guides: Getting Started

Guides: Types of Assignments

Guides: Finding Information

Guides: Citing

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