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Ask a Librarian and Research Help: Fall 2020 Research Help!

Get help @ Collins Library!

Collins librarians are here to help you with your research!  The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced us to temporarily close our physical building, but we remain as committed as ever to supporting the research needs of the University of Puget Sound community.  We've adapted our consultation options to better meet your needs in an all online environment.

Seven Ways to Get Help with Your Research!

Collins Library offers several ways to get research help, depending on your needs.

  1. Schedule a virtual research consultation with a Collins liaison librarian.
         You can find the liaison librarian for your course or subject area on the library research guides
         Best for:  In-depth, customized assistance with any stage of the research process.

  2. Work with a Peer Research Advisor.
    The peer research advisors offer virtual consultations by appointment during the fall and spring semesters. Look for more information about how to work with them in early September.
         Best for:  students in the Seminars in Scholarly Inquiry and other introductory courses.

  3. Consult the online research and course guides and/or the Remote Library Services and Resources guide.
    Best for: course- or subject-specific suggestions for research resources and strategies.

  4. Contact the Ask a Librarian 24/7 chat service.  
    Staffed with library professionals from around the country, this service provides basic support and assistance. 
         Collins librarians follow up with students to make sure their research needs are fully addressed.
         Best for:  Brief or general questions that need a quick response or are at hours when Collins librarians are not available.

  5. Email for help with the digital offerings of Archives & Special Collections at Collins Library.
  6. Not sure who to contact?  Email and your query will be directed to the most appropriate library staff member for a response.