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Resources for Tutors: Need Research Assistance?

E-Mail a Research Librarian

The best way to get assistance from a Research Librarian is to use the Ask A Librarian Guide.

The direct URL for the Guide is:

The Guide provides some FAQs which can answer some of the basic questions you might have about resources and services the Library offers.

The Guide also provides information on how to contact a Research Librarian by:

  • Chat
  • E-Mail
  • Phone
  • Scheduling a Research Consultation

Research Librarian Help

Students have access to research librarians to assist with their research for their classes. This could include helping determine keywords to use when searching, determining the best database(s) to use when searching on a topic, help with citation styles, or help selecting credible resources.

The library welcomes students who attend at a distance to come visit the library if they need reference and research assistance. However, we know you may not able to come to the library in person, so, we want you to know that there are multiple ways for you to get help from a research librarian even if you can't visit the library in person.

Please see the Ask A Librarian Guide for information on how to contact a Research Librarian.

The direct URL for the Guide is:

The Ask A Librarian Guide offers multiple ways to contact a Research Librarian:

  • Chat
    • Research Librarians are available to chat during the fall and spring semesters:

      • Monday - Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm and 6 - 9pm
      • Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm
      • Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
      • Sunday: 1 - 9 pm
  • Phone
  • E-Mail
    • Most weekdays, you can expect to receive an answer the same day. Weekends, holidays, and unscheduled closings, e-mail is checked less frequently but the student should still receive an answer within 24 hours.
  • Schedule a Research Consultation
    • A Research Consultation allows you to schedule a specific time to meet with a research librarian for help with your research. As a distance student the librarians can set up a time to meet with you the way that works best for you. This might be via the phone, over Skype, using Google Hangouts, or through Big Blue Button through Canvas.
    • The Research Consultation provides help with:
      • Getting started on a research project (i.e., identifying a topic, developing a search strategy, discovering the appropriate databases and other research tools)
      • Identifying research materials inside and outside of the library
      • Evaluating the relevance and usefulness of selected research materials