We provide research help via individual assistance, classroom library instruction, and group work sessions.

Individual Research Help

Quick Links

Find Materials—Good starting point for most subjects

Research Tutorial—Short lessons on major research tools

Library Definitions—Basic library terms

Allen Library—Top resources for music, dance, and theatre

Get help in person, over Zoom (or other online platforms), email, phone, and live chat. We recommend setting up an in-person or virtual reference consultation if you need in-depth research help, or want to ensure a particular person is available, or make sure someone is able to help you at a specific time.

Email and Phone

Mortensen reference librarians (most subjects)

Allen reference librarians (music, dance, and theatre)

     Tracey Rudnick

     Lisa Read

Virtual Meetings

We are happy to meet with you over Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, and other online platforms. Please contact us via one of the above methods to set up an appointment.

Where to Find Us in Person

Mortensen Library (most subjects)

Find us on the main floor of the Harrison Libraries building, at the large desk just past the stairway. If we aren’t at the desk, check in our office around the corner, next to the KF Room.

Allen Library (music, dance, and theatre)

Come to the Allen front desk, on the lower level of the Harrison Libraries, and ask for one of the librarians.

Live Chat

Click the yellow Ask Us tab at the top right of your screen.

Classroom Instruction

We are happy to provide instruction for in-person, online/remote, and hybrid classes. For more information, or to set up an instruction session for your class, see…

Group Work Sessions

Faculty may request time for their students to engage in faculty-led research in the library as a group. For more information, or to set up a session for your class, see...