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Research Consultants

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

 

 
 
 

Meet with a Consultant

Make an appointment or drop by during open hours to meet with a consultant. We can't wait to meet with you!

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Apply to Become a Research Consultant

Now Hiring!

We are now hiring research consultants for the 2018-2019 academic year! Research consultants work one-on-one and in small groups with students to help them brainstorm and refine topics, find sources, read and evaluate information, and cite research. Research consultants receive paid training to learn effective consulting and research skills.

Research consultants:

  • Help students with library research
  • Develop skills employers are looking for
  • Work around their class schedules

“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, Research Consultant

Research consultants are paid $10.45/hour. Applications are due Friday, March 16 at 5:00 PM. You can download the application here

 
 
 

Winter Hours

Mary Idema Pew Library

Day

Time

Sunday

2:00 - 11:00 PM

Monday

12:00 - 11:00 PM

Tuesday

12:00 - 11:00 PM

Wednesday

12:00 - 11:00 PM

Thursday

12:00 - 11:00 PM

Steelcase Library (Downtown)

Day

Time

Sunday

closed

Monday

4:00 - 9:00 PM

Tuesday

4:00 - 9:00 PM

Wednesday

4:00 - 9:00 PM

Thursday

4:00 - 9:00 PM