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Scholarly Research Services

Research Support

We offer a variety of services to help you develop and successfully carry out your research strategy. We can:

  • Help you identify sources for literature reviews
  • Offer advice on database search techniques
  • Provide personal consultations or instruction sessions
  • Help you set up email alerts for journals or databases

Support for Publishing and Research

We offer consultation and collaborative services to help scholars use, create, and publish scholarship. We can:

  • Help you assess the quality of a journal and your scholarly impact
  • Help you collect research impact metrics for promotion and tenure dossiers and research awards
  • Provide personal or group consultations on authors' rights and copyright
  • Support the preparation of Data Management Plans to protect your research data and increase its integrity

Copyright Assistance

We support and educate the campus community on copyright and fair use practices in both teaching and research activities.Stephanie Towery, Copyright Officer, is available for help with questions regarding copyright issues. Note that any information from the Library is not legal advice, nor are we legal counsel to the university or any members of the university community.

Subject Librarians

Librarians provide guidance and support to faculty who are conducting and disseminating research. We have experts in the areas of copyright, data management, citation management, and digital publishing who are available to assist you with your project in any stage.

Faculty Liaisons and Subject Librarians

The purpose of the Liaison Program is to generate dialogue between the library and academic departments in order to enhance the library's understanding of user needs and to promote the library's services and resources.