Before your consultation, review the directions for your research paper assignment. Prepare your research-related questions for the librarian. Some typical questions are about the following concepts:
Keyword Searches -- What words to use while you search
Refining Research Question or Statement
Citation and Documentation of Sources -- MLA or APA citations
Source Assessment (Determining Reliability of Sources) -- Web sites, articles, or books
Database Use/Selection - Which database is right for your research topic
Searching Google -- How to be efficient and effective using a search engine like Google to find resources on the internet.
For virtual consultations:
Find a time and a place to spend 30 minutes talking with a librarian on Zoom. Be prepared to view the librarian's screen and/or share your screen if possible.
After our consultation, we can e-mail you and your instructor a signed copy of our online consultation form.