Library Research Center

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Research consultants are highly-trained students ready to help you improve your library research skills. Research consultants can help you:

  • Brainstorm topics
  • Develop research strategies to be more effective
  • Navigate databases, government websites, and citation manuals
  • Understand terms like "peer-reviewed" and "scholarly"
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary sources
  • Read and evaluate sources for credibility and relevance
  • Cite research and create annotated bibliographies

Make an Appointment

We're hiring!

Are you a curious person who likes to learn about different topics? Do you like talking about ideas? Apply to become a research consultant!

Research consultants help students with library research, including:

  • Brainstorming and narrowing topics
  • Exploring existing research
  • Finding quality information, including peer-reviewed and scholarly sources
  • Reading and evaluating sources
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Citing sources

Research consultants work in the Knowledge Market alongside consultants from writing, speech, and digital skills. We work around your class schedule and offer many leadership opportunities. 

  • Starting wage: $11.07/hour
  • Application deadline: August 5

Students of all majors are encouraged to apply! 

Download Application

Spring and Summer Hours

The Library Research Center is open for both in-person and virtual consultations this spring and summer! 

Mary Idema Pew Library & Virtual (Book It)

  • Monday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Meet with a Research Consultant

Research consultants are ready to help you at any stage of the research process! We offer both drop-ins and scheduled appointments online or in-person through the link below. 

Make an Appointment



Have questions about our services or how to schedule an appointment? Talk to a Knowledge Market Receptionist during open hours.

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Page last modified June 27, 2022