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Library Instruction: Library Consultation for Students

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Research Consultation

Research Consultation

The Wilmington University Library offers research consultation services for students. A research consultation is an in-depth, customized, one-on-one meeting with a librarian to discuss possible information resources and search strategies for class assignments, papers, presentations, Masters theses, and doctoral dissertations.

How Do I Schedule a Research Consultation?

Simple! Just complete the form for an Individual Consultation and a librarian will respond to schedule. Please schedule your appointments at least 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate assistance, please call the main library at 1-800-451-5724. 

What to Expect From a Research Consultation?

During your consultation, the librarian will help you identify sources of information, instruct you on how to use library databases and other sources for your topic, help you develop advanced search strategies and document retrieval appropriate for your topic.

How Does the Consultation Service Work?

For students, you will need to have a topic to research. Consultations take approximately 30-60 minutes and consist of an in-depth discussion with a librarian so they can identify relevant sources of information for your topic. We cannot do your research for you, but we can suggest appropriate sources and give you instruction on search strategies.

Who Can Use the Research Consultation Service?

Students can request an individual orientation or faculty members can request individual assistance or an orientation for a class.

When Is the Research Consultation Service Available?

Librarians are available to meet with students in person, over the phone, by email, or online (using Zoom - a web conferencing software). We will do our best to accommodate your preferred day and time, but due to scheduling conflicts, we may need to suggest alternate times.

Where Is the Research Consultation Service Offered?

WilmU Librarians are available to meet with students at all sites. However. students enrolled in online classes or at sites outside of Delaware – are encouraged to select either a phone or online meeting.  Online consultations are held using web conferencing software (Zoom).



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We are here to help you!

WilmU Librarians are available to help you with your research needs, in-person and online. Library instruction and research consultations are available by Zoom web conference and by phone. You can Chat with one of the library staff or send an email for a quick question. If you have a more in-depth research need, please complete the consultation request form linked below.

Library materials currently checked-out have a due date of Monday, September 20, 2021Loaned laptops are also due on Monday, September 20, 2021. Renew a laptop or Renew Library materials.