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Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian


Need research help? Ask a Librarian is here!

Ask a Librarian is provided to help users become self-sufficient in their research endeavors. The Library provides advice on research with suggestions of possible print or electronic resources, and search strategies. Whenever possible, users will be referred to electronic resources that may provide them with the information requested.

The Library does not perform information searches for users, create or checklists (e.g., bibliographies), answer questions about medical or legal matters, give medical or legal advice, or provide interpretations of information. We also do not answer questions about citation forms, look up statistics, or do class assignments.

Ask a Librarian cannot always provide direct answers to student questions since this could violate honor code policies. Users agree to respect the librarians' goal to help them learn how to find answers to questions, where appropriate, as opposed to merely giving them answers.

Before you submit a question, check out:

What are some typical questions students ask?

  • Where would I begin to look for information on a topic?
  • I have looked in all the usual places [indicate where you have looked], but where else might I look?
  • Does the Library have a specialist who could help me with this topic?

Turn-Around Time

Questions will be answered by the e-mail reference coordinator in the Library or forwarded to a program-related/subject-related individual if needed.

The Library will try to respond within one weekday (24 hours), but response time may vary depending upon the nature of the inquiry. Questions received during the weekend will be treated as received on Monday.