Support for Research

Click the menu item below for specific information regarding library services available to support your research:


Please see our copyright guide for a full discussion of copyright matters which concern you as an instructor and a researcher at Lakehead University.

Databases AtoZ

Find the best library databases for your research on our Databases AtoZ listing. Databases are organized by subject, vendor and type.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a service that allows Lakehead students, faculty and staff to borrow materials from other libraries, if they are not available at Lakehead. The process for requesting materials across Ontario University (Omni) Libraries has been recently improved and streamlined. Now, you can search for and request items from other Omni libraries directly through Omni. 

For more information click here.

Journals by Title

Use Omni to locate a journal title. You can enter a journal title in the search box or Use the Journals by category option on the left side to browse journals by category.

Liaison Librarians & Archivists

Contact our Liaison Librarians & Archivists

Knowledge Commons

Knowledge Commons is Lakehead University Library's online repository. Knowledge Commons began as an e-theses repository and currently holds approximately 700 Lakehead theses. Any Lakehead faculty member may deposit publications in Knowledge Commons as long as they are the copyright holder. Knowledge Commons is considered to be an open access repository under the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications. In addition to journal articles, other types of reports, white papers, presentation slides, images and sound files are welcome.


Omni is the easy-to-use academic search tool that gives you access to high-quality resources from participating Ontario university libraries.

Open Access Support

Check out this list of Open Access Publishing support available at Lakehead University.

Open Access and Scholarly Communications

This guide offers Lakehead researchers comprehensive information on Open Access models, publishing, journal hosting and other Scholarly Communications topics.

Open Access: Faculty Guide to Open Educational Resources - OER

This guide is intended to help introduce faculty to the concept of OER, provide links to Open Access collections and resources.

Research Consultations

You, and your students, can book a library research consultation for one-to-one research support with a liaison librarian.

Research Data Management

Learn More.

Research Guides

Click here to find our Subject Guides and Topic Guides.

Scholarly Publishing Opportunities

Resources available to help faculty, staff and students choose a journal for publication.

Systematic and Scoping Reviews

This guide provides information and resources to aid researchers in conducting systematic and scoping reviews. Support available from librarians is also described. 

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