- Do you need advice or assistance with conducting effective library research for a project or paper?
- Do you want to learn time-saving strategies for identifying, evaluating and documenting information sources?
- Are you dissatisfied with the results your searching has produced?
We provide both
1) in-depth research consultations between you and a specific librarian and
2) immediate or "on-demand" general research assistance through staffing of our physical and virtual reference services.
If you are doing extensive research or are encountering difficulties consider contacting the liaison librarian who supports your academic discipline.
- Research consultations are extended individualized (or even small-group) interactions with a librarian.
- Research consultations focus on your personal research question(s).
- Research consultations can occur in-person at the librarian's office or through e-mail or telephone conversations.
- Research consultations provide you the opportunity to ask multiple questions and gain in-depth, advanced help with specific research tools.
- We recommend that you pre-schedule the appointment for a day and time that is mutually convenient for you and the librarian.
- Research consultations with Fletcher librarians are available to all ASU students, faculty and staff.
Fletcher Library offers on-site general research assistance and virtual service through the ASU Library's "Ask a Librarian" service.
The Ask a Librarian page always provides information about current reference service hours.
- These "on-demand" services do not require a scheduled appointment - immediate assistance is given a first-come, first-served basis.
- Reference Desk staff can be contacted in-person or by telephone.
- Availability for both services includes night and weekend hours.
- "Ask a Librarian" is chat-based, features co-browsing and offers the most service hours.