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To request a research consultation appointment with a Cornell University Library reference staff member or subject librarian, please use the form below. In general, priority is given to members of the Cornell community.

Whenever possible, requests will be responded to within two business days by librarians who will then schedule an appointment with you. If you need assistance more quickly, please stop by a reference desk or contact us via phone, chat, IM or e-mail.

for example,

If you're not sure which library, choose Olin Library.

Please describe your assignment or project and, if available, include information on the type of resources you need. If you haven't done so, please also include information on when your research is due and when you are generally available to meet. Select a library from the list below or send your request to Olin Library if you are unsure which one to contact. The staff will confer with subject specialists and refer your request appropriately. A reference staff member or subject librarian can assist you in:

* Finding information resources in print or online
* Planning a research strategy
* Designing catalog and database searches
* Conducting literature searches for grant proposals or other reports
* Navigating to journal articles, images, data sources or digital texts
* Using citation management software, such as RefWorks or EndNote

A few examples of typical research consultations include:

Undergraduate students
Writing course term papers or honors theses
Sharing citations with other students on a team project

Graduate students
Identifying databases and other resources for thesis work
Formulating reference styles for journal article submission
Compiling and managing a personal citation database

Locating resources for research or grant proposals
Integrating a large citation database into manuscript preparation
Compiling and displaying source materials for a course Web site

Campus administrative and professional staff
Locating sources for statistical data for reports and presentations
Posting a database of subject references on a Web site

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