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

 


Now hiring!

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

Research consultants help students with the entire library research process including:

  • Brainstorming and narrowing topics
  • Exploring published 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 digital skills, speech, and writing. We provide library research training, work around your class schedule, and offer many leadership opportunities. Second year students and above are eligible for this position.

  • Starting wage: $11.07/hour
  • Application deadline: August 15

Students of all majors are encouraged to apply! 

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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 through the link below. 

Make a Virtual Appointment

If you would like to schedule an in-person appointment with a research consultant, please contact Melanie Rabine-Johnson, Digital Student Experience Specialist, at rabineme@gvsu.edu.


Questions?

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

Talk to a Receptionist


Research Consulting Spring/Summer Hours

Research consultations will be closed during the Spring/Summer semesters.

For support related to your research needs, please refer to your Subject Librarian associated with your course. 

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About Our Staff

Our staff have many interests and study a wide array of disciplines. Click the link below to learn more about the consultants.

About the Research Consultants