IIQM Library

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The IIQM Library supports the research needs of academics from a wide variety of fields with an interest in qualitative research methods and seeking ways of advancing and improving these methodologies in their research work. We collect a wide variety of books on various qualitative research methods and other topics such as ethnography, mixed methods, observational research, interviewing, women studies, grounded theory, nursing, ethics, proposal writing, organizational theory, communications, health professionals/policy, and a whole lot more! In addition to books, we also have a small collection of print journals and IIQM archives.

IIQM Library Catalogue: 
All of our items are catalogued and made searchable courtesy of LibraryThing.com, a social cataloguing web application that lets you share library catalogues and booklists with others. Keep checking back often for new acquisitions. This catalogue is designed to facilitate browsing and searching. For browsing, default settings arrange catalogue records in alphabetical order by title (these can be changed by the user to allow browsing by author, publication date, etc.). To learn more about a particular book, click on the title and navigate to the “Details” section (on the left-hand side of the page) to see more bibliographical details such as a summary, table of contents, and more.
For searching, use the searching field on the upper right corner of the screen. You can search for books by title, author, subject, keyword, and others. For more information on searching the catalogue (including using Boolean operators and wildcards like *, -, and “”) see LibraryThing’s searching tips page.

Locating Books:
If you find a particular title relevant to your research needs, take note of the tags and what subject headings they have been assigned. The tags on the catalogue records (e.g. GRTH-Grounded Theory, CASE-Case Studies, FOCG-Focus Groups, etc.) note what section the book is located in. The books found next to it may also be relevant.  Books shelved in their respective section are organized by the author’s last name. In addition, the subject headings (e.g. Evidence-based medicine, Clinical epidemiology, etc.) assigned will give you another access point in finding the materials you need. If the book you find is relevant and you would like to find more on that topic, run a search of the subject headings to find more titles in our collection.

Visiting the IIQM Library:
The IIQM Library is located on the 5th Floor of The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, University of Alberta. If you have any questions about the library and locating our resources, do not hesitate to contact us for help at 
iiqm@ualberta.ca