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First Year Students: Research Help

An introduction to the library's resources for first year students.


Get help with your research from professional librarians!

Librarians can assist you with your research-related questions including how to find books and articles, which search terms to use, and which databases to select for your topic.

Contacting a Research Librarian

Research Center - 1st floor, Zahnow Library The Research Center is located on the library's first floor.  Come here to get help with your research.  No appointment necessary.
Online Chat Chat online instantly from anywhere with a librarian.   Look for the Chat option on the library's homepage. 
Email If online chat is not available, you can email a librarian instead.  Librarians will respond to your question as soon as possible.


Call the Research Center at 989-964-4242.


Text Messaging Text brief questions to 989-292-3902 (normal texting rates apply).
Research Consultation For more complicated research questions, you can also Request a Research Consultation with one of our librarians.