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It is normal to need help from time-to-time and you should never feel embarrassed! The Library offers many in-person, online, and self-serve options. Not sure where to start? Ask Paula! email@example.com
For self-help guides on writing, citing, and subject-specific library resources = U of L LibGuides
For library account questions, renewals, etc. = General Services desk at firstname.lastname@example.org
For library research help = Research Help Desk (phone, email, chat, text message, in-person)
For more complex subject-specific help = email@example.com
Research Appointments with Paula
While most research questions I receive can be solved via email, there are times when students and faculty need more in-depth support. If you're new to library research, returning to academia, or digging deep into a topic (literature review, research assistant project, thesis, etc) consider booking some time with me. I'm happy to set-up a Zoom meeting, phone call, etc.
Getting the most out of your appointment:
Send me a brief description of your research issue and what you've already tried - I like to do a bit of my own exploration before we meet (I'm learning too!).
Try to ensure your laptop is charged so you don't have to worry about running out of juice mid-way through the appointment - I want you to be relaxed and able to focus on your work.
Feel free to eat and drink during the appointment - again, I want you to be comfortable.
In-depth research is a process - it is possible that we may have to meet again, but more often we can follow-up via email. If possible, try to use the original email thread so we can keep all of our work together in one place.
If you're a parent and your kids drop-in - that's okay! Zoom-bombing pets are a bonus.
Paula's WGST Help Vids & Docs (under construction)
How do I search for
scholarly resources in WGST? Click here for a worksheet that will guide you through the process.
How do I restrict my searches to
e-book content? Click here for step-by-step instructions.
How do I search for
streaming videos? Click here to find out.
Do we have that journal? This is a good one to check before making an interlibrary loan request! Click here for an easy walkthrough.
How do I connect
Google Scholar to the U of L Library? Click here for instructions.
How do I use database
citation generators & ensure they are correct (in APA 7th)? Click here for the screenshots.
*** Am I missing anything? Please contact me if there are any other help topics you think would be useful! ***
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