Faculty Information Guide: Research Assistance

Research Assistance

noun_class_2746979.pngLibrarians can provide one-on-one, in-depth research consultations for you and/or your students, online or onsite (with the latter having social distancing measures in place). 

Feel free to drop in, or set up an appointment with a librarian, who will help you locate and evaluate resources appropriate to your research topic.  Librarians will work with you, for one or more sessions, until your research needs are met.

Librarians are available for consultation when our Research Help Desk is open.


Individual Consultations with Students

Whether by appointment with a librarian or at the Research Help Desk, these 1x1 interactions are a powerful contextually relevant, point-of-need method for developing information literacy skills and habits of mind.

Librarians and students work collaboratively to develop strategies, locate specific information, and discuss appropriate uses of specific sources relevant to the student’s assignment. Faculty members may suggest or require student consultations with a librarian: library staff request notification if faculty plan to require this service so staff are able to support these requests. Librarians give individualized instruction to students, teaching them how to approach their research questions and use specific resources.


Library e-Resource Training

noun_global_information_technology_2263103.pngDo you need help using a library database or accessing an online periodical or ebook?  

Librarians are happy to work with you in-person or remotely to help you effectively use any library resources. You can either drop in, or set up an appointment with a librarian, for when our Research Help Desk is open.

You can also request that we prepare you how-to documentation, if you prefer.