We offer a research consultation service for students, faculty, and staff. This is an in-depth, customized, one-on-one meeting with a staff member to discuss possible information resources and search strategies for class assignments, papers, presentations, master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations.
During this consultation, the librarian will identify potential sources of information, orient you to the various research databases, discuss advanced searching techniques and document retrieval options appropriate for a specific research topic.
In order to use this service, you should have a research topic for which you need assistance. The research consultation will last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. You will have the opportunity to discuss your topic in-depth with a staff member, who will offer advice as to what library resources will aid you in your research. We cannot actually do your research for you, but can advise you on choosing appropriate research resources, picking search terms and developing a search strategy, suggesting alternative document retrieval methods, and identifying additional contacts within the library with subject expertise.
The Research Consultation Program is a library service for faculty, staff, and students of the University.
Research consultations currently take place by phone, email or video conference.
Fill out this form to request an appointment.