Research Assistance Program
Do you think you need a little extra help with your term paper or research project, such as refining your topic, or locating useful and appropriate sources? We understand that the volume of information available, print and online, can be overwhelming. Our subject librarians can offer some extra guidance through a RAP (Research Assistance Program) session tailored to your specific research need.
RAP is designed to
Provide one-one assistance for research assignments with a subject reference librarian.
Help you find appropriate sources of information (databases, print sources) based on the requirements of your assignment.
Show you search techniques, including identifying relevant subject headings and limit functions.
Help you find valuable resources outside of Pickler through our MOBIUS and Interlibrary Loan services.
Reference librarians can help you find appropriate resources for
Undergraduate research projects
Graduate thesis or project
To schedule a RAP consultation, you can
Use the Request Form
Contact a subject librarian directly
Send an e-mail to Ask-A-Librarian
Call the Reference Department at 785-4051
Come to the Library Service Desk, first floor of Pickler Library
Need a quick consultation? Drop-ins are always welcome!
Reference Librarians are available every day and most evenings until 10 p.m.
Appointment times will vary, but it is recommended that you allow 30-45 minutes for your consultation.
Give RAP a try, and be on your way to “wrapping” up your assignment!