Who's My Librarian?
Library Director, Social Sciences Librarian
Office: Armacost Library #227
Natural Sciences Librarian
Office: Armacost Library #221
Office: Armacost Library #224C
Education, Interdisciplinary & Area Studies Librarian
Office: Armacost Library #225
Office: Armacost Library #220A
Office: Armacost Library #210
Physical Sciences Librarian
Office: Armacost Library #214
Office: Armacost Library #229
What can my librarian help me with?
- Building upon the research skills I already have
- Approaching research as a creative and personal opportunity
- Understanding my assignment
- My topic
- Generating a list of search terms
- How to be successful with my research assignment
- Reducing unnecessary stress related to research
- Getting started, polishing my research, and everything in between
- Where to find the most relevant information
- How to find the most relevant information
- What to do with too many results or too much information
- What to do with too few results or too little information
- Managing my stress and research expectations
Shouldn't college students know how to research by now?
More often than not, there's a significant gap between student research (undergraduate and graduate) and professors' expectations. Librarians, experts at the information process, are in a unique position to bridge this gap.
Who's my librarian? How does this work?
Each librarian is responsible for a specific area of study. Choose a subject from the drop-down box or select a librarian from the list on the left side of your screen. Set up an appointment or drop by during office hours. The earlier you meet with a librarian, the better. Meeting close to the due date of your assignment may limit your research options.
Do I need to prepare anything?
Not really, but the more you tell us, the better prepared we'll be to help. Just let us know as much as possible and provide a copy of your assignment beforehand if one's available.
- Which class you are taking?
- Who is your professor?
- What is your topic or what are your topic ideas?
- What you know about your topic so far?
- Did you choose your topic or was it assigned to you?
- Why did you choose your topic?
- What are your questions and concerns?