All of our librarians are eager to assist students and faculty with research. Whether a student meets with a research librarian at the Reference Desk or makes an appointment for a one-on-one consultation, librarians determine exactly what the information needs are for both assignments and lifelong learning. Students will be asked if they have a copy of their assignment and what they have done up to that point in their research. By asking these questions, librarians are able to point students and faculty in the right direction.
Ways that Librarians might assist students include:
Librarians do not conduct research for students but will encourage and help them begin their own research, write their own papers, and create their own bibliographies. Professional staff may suggest that students contact the Writing & Learning Center, the Online Writing Center, or the writing support offered by the Graduate Support Center to graduate students for writing assistance. Librarians will help you with research and in understanding how to evaluate information sources.