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Ask a Librarian and Research Help: Peer Research Advisors

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The Peer Research Advising Program

The Peer Research Advisors in Collins Library:

  • Are current University of Puget Sound students, hired through a competitive process, who provide research assistance to other students in a supportive, peer environment.
  • Are experienced student researchers who are extensively trained in a broad range of research tools and strategies across the disciplines.
  • Work closely with the liaison librarians to support student research in the first-year seminars (SSIs) and other introductory-level courses.

A Peer Research Advisor can:

  • Help you turn a topic into a question as well as get you started on finding evidence (and counter-evidence!) to help you create a persuasive response to that question.
  • Work with you to identify relevant databases to locate the information you need.
  • Offer guidance on evaluating the sources you do find.
  • Help out with citation issues.
  • Provide an empathetic ear when you get stuck on a research problem and work with you to generate possible solutions.

Are you interested in learning more about how to become a Peer Research Advisor?  Email Peggy Burge with your questions and to be notified when the application process for the next academic year has begun.

Schedule an Appointment with a Peer Research Advisor

Spring 2020 Virtual Appointments

Ilana Dutton '20 and Kate Roscher '20 are available for research consultations as follows:
Kate and Ilana will begin offering virtual research consultations on Sunday, March 29 through the last week of classes.
Appointments will be conducted via Google Meet.
Learn more about Peer Research Advising

Meet Our Peer Research Advisors!


Ilana Dutton and Kate Roscher, Peer Research Advisors

Ilana Dutton (l) and Kate Roscher (r),