Research Consultation

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.

What to Expect From a Research Consultation?
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.
How Does the Consultation Service Work?
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.
Who Can Use the Research Consultation Service?
The Research Consultation Program is a library service for faculty, staff, and students of the University.
When Is the Research Consultation Service Available?
A research consultation is available by appointment and scheduled 3 – 10 days in advance. However, most research questions can be effectively answered by our UWM Ask a Librarian services seven days a week.
Where Is the Research Consultation Service Offered?
Research consultations currently take place by phoneemail or video conference. 
How Do I Schedule a Research Consultation?
Fill out this form to request an appointment.
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A librarian will contact you shortly to schedule your appointment. For immediate research assistance please see our Ask A Librarian page.