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Greek, Latin, & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Get Help with Your Research!

Collins Library offers several ways to get research help, depending on your needs.

  1. Schedule a research consultation with a Collins liaison librarian.
    You can find the liaison librarian for your course or subject area on our appointment page
    Best for:  In-depth, customized assistance with any stage of the research process.

  2. Work with a Peer Research Advisor.
    The peer research advisors offer appointments and drop-in hours in Library 118 during the fall and spring semesters. 
     Best for:  students in the Seminars in Scholarly Inquiry and other introductory courses.

  3. Consult the online research guides.
    Best for: course- or subject-specific suggestions for research resources and strategies.

  4. Chat with a librarian.
    Collins librarians are available via chat Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Outside of those hours, you can get help from an academic librarian via our 24/7 Ask a Librarian service. The 24/7 service is staffed by librarians from across the country, and a Collins librarian will follow up with you to ensure your research needs have been met.
    Best for:  Brief or general questions needing a quick response or at hours when Collins librarians are not available.

  5. Email for help with using the collections of Archives & Special Collections at Collins Library.

  6. Not sure who to contact?  Email and your query will be directed to the most appropriate library staff member for a response.

The Peer Research Advising Program

The Peer Research Advisors in Collins Library:

  • Are current University of Puget Sound students, hired through an intensive process, who provide research assistance to other students in a supportive, peer environment.
  • Are experienced student researchers who are extensively trained in a broad range of research tools and strategies across the disciplines.
  • Work closely with the liaison librarians to support student research in the first-year seminars (SSIs) and other introductory-level courses.

A Peer Research Advisor can:

  • Help you turn a topic into a question as well as get you started on finding evidence (and counter-evidence!) to help you create a persuasive response to that question.
  • Work with you to identify relevant databases to locate the information you need.
  • Offer guidance on evaluating the sources you do find.
  • Help out with citation issues.
  • Provide an empathetic ear when you get stuck on a research problem and work with you to generate possible solutions.

Work with a Peer Research Advisor!

Spring 2023 Hours
There are two ways to get assistance from the library's peer research advisors:  drop-in hours or appointments.

Drop-in Hours:
7-8 pm, Sunday through Tuesday, Library 118.
Go to the library appointment scheduler and select Caroline, Kai, or Neil to see their availability.

Peer Research Advisors