A research consultation is a chance to meet one-on-one with a librarian, who will help you:
Refine your topic, if necessary
Identify productive places to look for information
Find useful resources.
Save you time and effort.
Contact a librarian and set up a time to come in!
When you contact the librarian, describe your project—
the topic/project (and maybe the course)–But if you don’t have a topic for your paper yet, that’s okay too. Librarians often help people think through possibilities and help decide whether there’s enough material for a project.
the parameters or length—There are no requirements. It could be a small five pager, an honors or master’s’ thesis, a Ph.D. dissertation, or your next article or book.
any particular problems or challenges—For instance, you’ve searched a lot but you haven’t been able to locate any good sources on your own, or you’re doing a paper on Russian elections, but you can’t read Russian.
Every research consultation is a bit different because it’s tailored to your needs.
By the end of the consultation, you will have:
Are research consultations only for research projects? Nope! They can be for help with Endnote or other citation managers, or formatting the citations themselves, or using other research software, copyright issues, or other information topics.
Questions? Need Help? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Drew University Library, http://www.drew.edu/library