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Ask a Librarian and Research Assistance

Get help @ Collins Library!

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. Contact the Ask a Librarian 24/7 chat service.
    Staffed with library professionals from around the country, this service provides basic support and assistance.
    Collins librarians follow up with students to make sure their research needs are fully addressed.
    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.