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Welcome to the Knowledge Market


Do Better Work

The Knowledge Market has highly-trained fellow students who can help you improve your skills. Our consultants work one-on-one or in small groups to develop your research strategies, analyze your data, improve your writing, or polish your presentations.

Allendale or Downtown

Drop by the Knowledge Market at the Mary Idema Pew Library or Steelcase Library or make an appointment to meet with consultants from the Libraries, the Writing Center, the Speech Lab, and the Data Inquiry Lab.

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We can help you develop research questions, strategies, and focus for completing assignments.

Make an appointment

Learn more about Research Consultants.


We can help you to brainstorm, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources.

Make an appointment

Learn more about Writing Consultants.


We can help you with topic selection, organization, supporting materials, and delivery.

Make an appointment

Learn more about Speech Consultants.


We can help you with quantitative data management, analysis, and visualization.

Make an appointment

Learn more about the Data Inquiry Lab.

We're Hiring! Apply to Become a Research Consultant

Interested in becoming a research consultant? 

Research consultants guide fellow students through the research process, from brainstorming ideas to finding information and evaluating resources. Research consultants

  • work one-on-one and in groups with students in the library
  • assist librarians in classroom settings
  • gain valuable experience that employers are looking for

Consultants are trained to use library databases, government information, and even Google. They learn about interesting topics alongside students and develop their own skills in the process. Curious students are encouraged to apply. 

Starting wage: $10.10/hour. Applications are due March 3.

"Not only do you get to help fellow students feel better about their research abilities, you also continuously hone your own skills and become much more effective with research, communication, and collaboration."–Caitlin, former research consultant

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