Yolanda Koscielski

Liaison Librarian for Criminology, Psychology & Philosophy
Learning and Instructional Services
Office Hours

I'm happy to support you with your research. The best way to contact me is via email. 

Research consultations are available by email, Zoom, phone, and in-person. I typically book consultations between 10-5 Monday-Thursday, and 10-12 Fridays, as available.

For evidence synthesis projects, I offer individual or group consultations. These can be one-time or iterative. Areas for support include:
•Deciding on a review type
•Identifying appropriate protocols, frameworks/mnemonics, and reporting and conducting guidelines for your search 
•Selecting the appropriate databases to search
•Using advanced database features
•Reviewing your search strategy (keywords, subject headings, Boolean and syntax, etc.)
•Translating your search strategy across databases
•Co-investigating tricky questions

You may also wish to check out our extensive online research tutorials and subject research guides, including those for Criminology, Psychology, Philosophy, and Legal Information

For additional research help, our virtual reference service AskAway is open, often with extended evening and weekend hours.

Please Note

If you are contacting me about a research question, it can be helpful if you include some background detail, such as:

  • specific course or program (if applicable),
  • research/assignment deadlines,
  • what sources you have searched so far (for example: Google Scholar, the library catalogue, specific databases/websites, nothing yet, etc..),

No need to provide the above information in extensive detail (unless you wish): a few point-form notes is often enough to get us started.

Please note I aim to respond to emails within two working days. If you require a faster response, or if my out-of-office message indicates I am temporarily away from the library, please get in touch with our general research help services

For help with evidence synthesis projects such as systematic and scoping reviews, please allow a minimum of one week's lead time for feedback. During busier times of the year, a greater lead time may be needed.