Research Help

Research Help

Research Help

 

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Access services and resources remotely – learn how to access them in our guide.

Subject librarians can provide research help via email or chat  (click the Chat icon on the bottom right corner of this page).

 

Help with research – BASIC

Student Research Consultants are Cal State LA students who have been trained to help with basic research and citation questions. If you need help getting started with your research, brainstorming keywords, finding books and articles on a particular subject, formatting citations, etc., make a half-hour appointment to meet with a research consultant.* Student Research Consultants will not do the research or format citations for you, but they will provide examples and model best practices to walk you through the research and citation process.

Fall Semester 2021 Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Please Note: All research appointments are conducted online (via zoom) this Fall Semester

Appointment   Make an Appointment with a Student Research Consultant

Help with research – ADVANCED

If you have a more complex assignment (such as: a literature review, a major paper for an upper-division course, a topic that is somewhat obscure and not covered well in the Cal State LA collection, using primary sources or special collections, etc.) you can request a research consultation with a librarian subject specialist. Librarians will not do the research or format citations for you, but they will provide you with strategies and resources to help you with your assignment.

Please Note: All research appointments are conducted online (via zoom) this Fall Semester.  Hours are dependent on the individual Librarian's availability.  

Appointment   ​Find the librarian for your department and click on “Make an Appointment”