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Highline College Library - the building is closed until further notice, but staff are working remotely to support you. See our Updates and Resources page >
What are Research Consultations?
Research Consultations offer 30 minute individual or small group meetings with a reference librarian who can help you develop research strategies based on your research questions and information needs. Need help immediately? Try our 24/7 chat and email service.
During consultations, we can help with:
- 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.
Use our online research consultation booking tool to schedule a 30 minute research consultation with a librarian.
Online Consultation Booking Tool
Students can schedule 30 minute research consultations up to 24 hours in advance.
Select the date and time for your consultation. Select a librarian from the drop-down list.
Scroll down the page, complete the form and hit submit.
Finally, check your email for a confirmation message from the librarian with a link to your Zoom meeting room for the consultation.
It might take a few hours to get this, please be patient. (If you need to cancel your consultation, there is a link in the confirmation email message. You can reschedule for another time by booking a new consultation.)
Ask A Librarian
Ask a Librarian!
We're here to help with library and research questions!
Highline College librarians are available to help you via Chat and Email during the following hours during the campus closure:
Monday - Thursday: 9am-7pm
If you need help from a librarian when a Highline College Librarian isn't available, please use the 24/7 chat service.
Email us at email@example.com.