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Research Consultation - Librarians

Your faculty librarians are happy to help with your research, and can assist you in a number of ways:

  • Stop by the Circulation Desk (or Research Help Desk) and ask to speak to a Reference Librarian. 
    • They are available Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
    • They can assist you in selecting and searching in databases for journal articles, selecting appropriate subject headings to locate books using our catalog, and much more.
  • If you’d like to make an appointment with a specific librarian, please contact them.
  • For reference or research assistance, you may also email your query. Look for a response from a librarian within 48 hours, excluding weekends. The librarian will make every attempt to answer your question(s) or refer you to a source to obtain your answer.

Research Help Desk - Peer Research Assistants

You may also stop by the Research Help Desk to receive hands-on assistance from a student Peer Research Assistant (PRA) or a librarian. PRAs are AC students who are trained to help you locate sources for your research projects. They can help you find potential sources (books, journal articles) in the catalog and databases, recommend subject-specific databases to explore, or help refine your search query to locate more relevant results.

  • LOCATION: 1st floor of the library
  • HOURS:
    • Monday to Thursday, 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm
    • Friday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • No appointment necessary!

Liaisons by Librarian

Librarian Extension Department / Discipline
Justin Banks 2557 Art; Exercise & Sports Science; Music
Barbara Cornelius 2536 Classics; History; Math & Computer Science; Physics
LadyJane Hickey 2237 Biology; Chemistry; Economics & Business Administration; Political Science
Andrew Smith 2470

Communication, Media, & Theatre; Education; English; Gender Studies; Philosophy; Psychology; Religious Studies; C/I; Honors

Interim Liaison for: East Asian Languages & Cultures; Environmental Studies; French; German; Latin American & Iberian Studies; Sociology & Anthropology; Spanish


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