Schedule and contact information
Library Schedule for the autumn session
Monday : 8 am to 7 pm
Tuesday : 8 am to 7 pm
Wednesday : 8 am to 7 pm
Thursday : 8 am to 7 pm
Friday : 8 am to 4 pm
Closed on week-ends!
Gaspé Campus Library
Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
96 Jacques-Cartier Street
Gaspé, QC, G4X 2S8
Head of the library
Amélie Bigras, Professional Librarian, M.S.I.
418-368-2201, ext. 1580
Reception and circulation desk
Marie-Michèle Coulombe, administrative assistant
418-368-2201, ext. 1426
Library Skills Training Presentation :
Guide to the library’s electronic resources
Help guides for users in our electronic databases
DEWEY classification : books are organized by subjects
Search plan template
This document is a great step by step template to help you focus on your research steps.
The website Unlocking Research offerts online information about the 5 steps of research:
5- Cite Sources
For more information, check also Concordia University Library Research Training Skills Tutorial:
- Getting started : choose a research topic, come up with a search question (check ou the video) and find the right place to search
- Search basics : discover the best search techniques for finding books and articles, and what to do if you get too many or too few results
- Finding articles or books or other sources
- Reading, writing & notes : discover strategies to be more efficient and organized
- Citing : check also the videos Citation a very bref introduction, How to paraphrase, Finding the information you need to cite books and articles and Identifying a source when you are not sure what it is
They also have great information about peer reviewed articles and a video How do I know if articles are scholarly or peer-reviewed?
McGill University Library created some video tutorials on YouTube, here are a few interesting ones:
- How do I start my research?
- Asking answerable questions
- Concept mapping
- Boolean Operators
- Advanced Search Techniques
- Search strategy worksheet: subject headings search
- Search strategy worksheet: keywords search
- Where can I find scholarly journal articles on my subject? (take consideration that we don't have the same electronic databases)
- Open Access
- Zotero Tutorials : 1-Introduction 2-Collecting References 3-Attachments&Notes 4-In-text Citations 5-Footnote Citations 6-Getting Organized 7-Online Syncing 8-Group Collaboration
Here is our Guide to Boolean searching. See also InfoTrack funny video about Combining keywords with Boolean operators: the art of speaking Boolean. Check also McMaster Library video How Library Stuff Works : Boolean operators AND or NOT.
Advanced Search on the Internet
Here is our Guide to advance searching in Google and other search engines like Bing of Duck Duck Go.
Also, we recommend Socratica's great video about developing Google Search Tricks and the UofL Research Assistance & Instruction offers a video on the persistent Google Myths and Why You Should Use the Library instead.
To go further in your understanding of Google, the search engine: how it works, how to explore, how it is indexed, about the algorithms and useful answers. NewsInitiative is also great to train journalists.
Then, here is some Do's and Don't when you are using Wikipedia as a source of information by Newcastle University Library. This video also questions Wikipedia, the pros, cons and alternatives for students by the Athabasca University Library.
When you are looking for information sources, it is always important to distinguish if it is a primary, a secondary or a tertiary source. The Library of Congress as a video to help you define primary and secondary sources. See also their video on Analyzing a Primary Source.
Infographics are great resources to visualize information (if we check the primary data), per example : Information is Beautiful : COVID-19 Coronavirus infographic datapack
A Google A Day is a website that tests your research skills, with precise questions!
Then, these "I am searching for [THIS] type de information" guides will help you to find quality information sources on the web whether you are searching for information on :
- days, years, chronologies
- people and organizations (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit worldviews, experiences and knowledges)
- statistics (Libguide from librarian Michelle Lake, UConcordia) see also our guide "subjects" just above!
- patents (french ppt created by librarian Marie-Renée De Sève, ÉTS)
Also, here is a document about the types of information sources and their definitions that are available on the web and in the reference section of a library.
Finally, you will soon find out that being organized is a key to success in information research so you don't forget to take note of your sources (bibliographic info) and when you consulted them, what citations are interesting to reuse in your research paper. Here are a few videos to help you!
- Organizing and Managing Information and part 2 - Steely Library NKU
- The 6 Habits of Highly Organized People - Memorize Academy
- How I Organize My Notes, Homework, and School Files - College Info Geek (Thomas Frank)
- 5 Ways to Declutter Your Brain - Verbal to Visual
- Learn Better Online with Diigo for web bookmarks - Daryl Bambic
- 3 parts video on Diigo - Cult of Pedagogy
- Why Referencing is important - Murdoch University Library
Not everything is a reliable or valid source. Here is our Guide to evaluating resources.
See also the "Bullshit-o-meter : Should I use this source in my paper?" guide from Pascal Martinolli, librarian at the University of Montreal.
See also the McMaster University video How Library Stuff Works : How to Evaluate Resources.
To verify if a source of information is primary, secondary or tertiary, there is also a very nice video from Steely Library NKU.
Here is a table to visualize the different documentation content creators.
Printed guide (available at the library):
Jane E. Aaron & Elaine Bander (2018). The Little, Brown Essential Handbook, 9th Canadian edition, Toronto, Pearson, 295 p.
Online resources :
Unlocking Research : Unlocking Research is a guide developed to help you navigate your way through the research process from the initial definition and development of your research topic to the final citation of your sources in your bibliography. This Champlain College website was inspired by S'informer, an information literacy tool developed by Sandra Lenneville, Collège Gerald-Godin.
Concordia University Library and Research Skills Tutorial : Concordia University’s interactive tutorial designed to provide you with the necessary skills and foundations to find useful information, to evaluate it critically and to use it wisely for various purposes such as writing research papers and essays.
Purdue Online Writing Lab The Purdue OWL offers a wealth of resources including mini-guides to MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.
InfoTrack : training for Information Literacy in the form of humoristic capsules from the library of the Université de Genève:
- Guidelines for the use of quotations
- The University’s rules on plagiarism
- How to recognize plagiarism
- How to make sure you don’t plagiarize
A funny video about plagiarism sensibilisation offered by The Université of Bergen - Et Plagieringseventyr.
Users charter :
Users have the right :
- to be greeted in a curteous manner and treated fairly;
- to be served with discretion and confidentiality;
- to have access to resources which will contribute to their success;
- to have access to different spaces (zoning) for different needs (silent zones for individual work, low voice zones and moderate voice talking zones for team work);
- to work in a calm environment, favourable to intellectual work;
- to be informed of the services and policies of the library;
- to express themselves on the quality of service and to make suggestions;
Users have the responsibility :
- to be courteous to library personnel;
- to check the library catalog for document availability;
- to progressively acquire the library skills needed for their studies;
- to handle all documents and library equipment with care;
- to return borrowed documents on time;
- to respect other user’s right to a quiet environment by using the right zones for his needs;
- to use closed containers for beverages and to keep the space clean of trash;
- to not eat their lunch in the library;
- to switch their cellphone on vibrate mode in the library.
Lending periods and number of items are listed in the loan policy below. To maintain their borrowing privileges, users must respect this policy.
Out of respect for other users, it is important to return borrowed items on time.
Late fees have been abolished in our campus.
Users will be charged the replacement cost of any lost or damaged items and may have their borrowing privileges suspended.
Here is the alphabetical list of all the magazines and journals available at the library.
How does it work?
The periodicals with a hyperlink are available online via Érudit. Simply click on the link to access the periodical.
The periodicals without hyperlinks are available in print format at the library.
Don’t forget to search Eureka for newspapers such as Le Devoir and La Presse, as well as foreign news sources such as the New York Times, Le Point or L’Express
A+ Current year in print, previous years on Eureka. End of print subscription September 2015.
Accromath Current and two previous years. See Website for archives.
L’Action nationale 1980 -
L’Actualité Current and two previous years. Available for searching on Eureka.
Adventure Kayak 2001 –
Affaires (les): Current year in print format, previous years on Eureka.
Alternatives internationales 2002 - Sept. 2016
Applied Arts Nov. 2002 – Sept. 2016
Apprentissage et socialisation 1990 – 2000.
Atlantic Forestry 2011 – Location: Forestry Department.
Backpacker Current and two previous years.
Biosphère 1990 – 1996, 1999 -
Cahiers de Science et Vie 1993 –
Cahiers internationaux de sociologie 1985 – 2003
Canadian Geographic 2003 –
Canadian Forest Industries 2013 –
Canadian Wildlife 2001 –
Caps-aux-Diamants 1992 -
Carnets d’aventure 2010 –
Cercle Psy 2014-
Cerveau et psycho 2013 -
Ciné-Bulles Current and two previous years.
Conjonctures 1990 – 2011.
Courrier international Disponible en texte intégral sur Eureka.
Discover 2001 -
Économie et humanisme 1989 - 2007
Economist (The) Content searchable on Eureka.
Espace 2000 –
Esprit 1985 – 2008
Études 1985 – 2000
Forces 1993 – 2004
Forestry Chronicle 2013 – Location Department of Forestry.
Franc vert 1991 – 1999
Frontières 1991 – 2012
The Gaspe Spec 2011 –
Geez Fall 2012 -
Géo Décembre 1979 –
Géo plein-air 2004 –
Graffici 2010 –
Historama August 1974 - January 1980, March 1984 - August 1992
Histoire (L’) February/March 1980 - March/April 1981, August 1982 - February 1984, 2002 -
Histoire (L’) Collections 2003 –
Historia 1972 –
Historia hors série Numbers 7, 8 and 39.
Historia thématique March/April 2000 – May/June 2009
Historia spécial 1980 - Jan/February 2000, July/August 2009 –
Idées (anciennement RND) Full text on Repère
Infirmière canadienne 1996 –
Intervenant (L’) 1990 –
Intervention 1986 –
Libraire (Le) 2011 –
Lire 2001 – 2006
Logging and Sawmilling Journal 2013 – Location: Department of Forestry.
Macleans 2005 –
Magazine Gaspésie (Anciennement Gaspésie) 1986 –
Magazine Littéraire 2008 – (+ quelques numéros plus anciens)
Médecin du Québec See Website for archives.
Médiane 2006 – 2009
Moebius Current and two previous years.
Monde des religions (Le) 2010 –
National Geographic (en français) Sept/oct. 2000 –
National Geographic (in English) 1978 – 2001
Natural History 1997 – Sept. 2011
Naturaliste canadien 2000 –
Nature sauvage 2009 –
Nouveau projet 2012 –
Nouvelles pratiques sociales 1999 –
Opérations forestières et de scierie 1998 – Location: Department of Forestry.
Outdoor Photographer 2006 –
Pharillon (Le) Current year.
Philo & Cie 2012 –
Philosopher 1989 – 1999
Philosopher: Savoir, enseigner, user. 2014 -
Philosophie Magazine 2008 -
Photo sélection 1985 – 1988, 2000 - 2007
Photo solution 2008 –
Popular Science 2003 –
Possibles 1990 – 2008
Pour la science 1990 –
Pour la science (dossiers) 2010 –
Premium 2010 – April 2014.
Progrès forestier 1996 – Location: Department of Forestry.
Protée 1985 – 1998
Protégez-vous Current and two previous years. For Archives, search Eureka.
Psychologie préventive 1990 –
Québec entreprise 2007 –
Québec oiseaux 2013 –
Québec sceptique 2004 –
Québec Science Mars 2010 – (+ quelques numéros plus anciens)
Recherche (La) 1988 –
Recherche (La) Dossiers 2005 –
Recherches amérindiennes au Québec 1980 -2008
Recherches féministes Current and two previous years.
Recherches sociographiques Current and two previous years.
Recto – verso Full text available on Repère
Relais des arts 1988 – 1992
Revue canadienne de psychoéducation 1992- Vol. 30, number 2, 2001,
Revue d’histoire de la Gaspésie 1973 – 1995
Revue de psychoéducation et d'orientation Vol. 30, number 2, 2001 - Vol. 31, 2002.
Revue de psychoéducation Vol. 32, number 1, 2003 –
Revue québécoise de psychologie 1983 – 2012
Revue québécoise de psychologie Texte intégral dans Repère, 2007 -
Revue sexologique 1997 – 1998
RND (Renommée Idées) Full text on Repère
Santé Québec 2008 –
Science & Vie 2000 - 2015 (Some missing issues)
Science &Vie (Hors série) 2000 - 2013 (Some missing issues)
Sciences et Avenir 1993 –
Sciences et Avenir (Hors série) 1995 –
Sciences Humaines Juin 2002 –
Sciences Humaines (Hors série) 2002 – 2005
Sciences Humaines (Grands dossiers) 2006 –
Scientific American 1994 –
Séquences Current and two previous years.
Skeptical Enquirer 2011 - 2015.
Sociologies et sociétés Current and two previous years.
Travail et santé 2013 – 2015.
U V W
Vecteur environnement 2013 – 2015.
Vélo Mag 2012 –
Vie des Arts Current and two previous years.
Vie et vieillissement 2012 –
Vie pédagogique 1999 – sept. 2007
Walrus (The) Sept. 2012 -
Working Forest 2013 – Location: Department of Forestry.
X Y Z
XXI 2012 – 2016
Zinc 2009 –
The library has the mandate to support the educational project of the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des îles. The internal clients of the library are the students, teachers and personnel of the Cégep and of Groupe Collegia. The library also offers loan privileges to residents of the Greater Gaspé area.
The library’s collection includes:
- 45,000 print documents;
- 3,000 audiovisual and multi-media documents;
- 120 subscriptions to learned and cultural periodicals (See the periodicals list)
For internal clients, the library also offers access to the following electronic resources:
- Érudit, a platform of learned and cultural periodicals, books and university theses, most of which are available in full text. Language : French with some English documents;
- Repère, Francophone periodical index of articles published in Québec, Canada, France, Belgium and Switzerland;
- Eureka, database of print and other media sources, offering over 80 million articles in full text. Languages : French and English;
- Universalis, online French language encyclopedia;
- Britannica, online English language encyclopedia;
- L’État du monde, online encyclopedia with geopolitical, historical and statistical information on the world’s regions and countries. Language : French;
- CVE, educational video collection. Language : French with some English videos;
- NFB Campus : a selection of the National Film Board’s productions. Language : French and English;
- EduMedia, collection of interactive simulations and videos for science students. Language : French.
For more information on these resources, see our Electronic Resources Guide.
Internal library users can borrow printed and audio-visual documents from the collection. External library users can borrow books. For detailed information on loan privileges, please see our Loan policy.
Inter Library Loan
Interlibrary loan (ILL) allows users to borrow print documents (books or periodical articles) from other libraries.
Many libraries charge ILL fees. The Cégep library will cover these fees for the students and teachers of the Cégep and Groupe Collegia. External users will have to cover themselves the cost of the fees.
Teachers can put on reserve documents necessary for their courses. These documents must be consulted in the library, to ensure equal access for all students to the recommended material.
Are you having difficulty in starting your research project?
The librarian can help students and teachers of the Cégep and Groupe Collegia clarify research questions and determine the best resources to consult. For more information, contact us.
To help students familiarise themselves with the different resources available at the library, we offer library skills training.
Introductory training workshops are offered in the first session to all new students. These workshops are tailored to the students’ programmes.
If you need further training, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Computers and Internet access
Eight workstations connected to the internet are available for the students.
Two workstations connected to the internet are available for the public at large.
Wifi access is offered to all students and Cégep employees everywhere in the library.
Copying and printing
Students can print documents from the library’s workstations. At the beginning of each school year, each student is allotted five dollars in their printing account. Each printed sheet debits five cents from that account.
To add printing credits, please see the print shop, in room R-27e.
There is a photocopier available for all users. The cost is ten cents per copy. Users must make their own copies and ensure that they respect copyright.
For external users, printing or copying costs are ten cents per page.
The library has one medium-sized and one small workroom for teamwork. There are also team workrooms available on the 3rd and 4th floor of the Cégep. These workrooms can be reserved at the circulation desk. In case of a workroom not being claimed within 15 minutes of the reserved time, it can be attributed to another group.