Book an appointment online. Drop-ins
assignments can be difficult in and of themselves, but sometimes getting
started with research is the hardest part—especially if you have not done
scholarly research in the past. Bailey Library is happy to now offer Research
Support appointments with our Librarians and with our Library Associates—your fellow students. Appointments
will be half-hour sessions of research guidance and advice on the first floor of the
of subject area, we can help you:
- narrow-down or expand a research topic
- choose keywords and phrases that will yield the best resources
- use our online catalog and locate materials
our extensive list of online databases
- evaluate text or electronic sources for use in scholarly research
and cite your findings
We will not do the research and/or
citations for you; we will only
help you understand and utilize the tools that are available to you.
In order to
get the most out of a Research Support appointment, you should bring:
description of the assignment, including any recommended or required source types or
own topic ideas
regarding research—how to begin, how to manage your options, how to determine
if a source is reputable, etc.
- notes about what you've already tried or sources you've already found
For quick questions or for substantial research projects (e.g., a senior thesis), we recommend that you reach
out to our Librarians directly at email@example.com.
Seniors wanting to keep materials such as books in a secured cubby at the library can now have access to an upper floor cabinet and shelves. Consult the Senior Researcher Space page for more information.