How to Get Research Help When You’re Off-Campus

Whether you're escaping the cold weather for spring break or just not on campus that often, here are a few ways that you can still access our research services:


One of the most reliable ways is our 24/7 chat box on our homepage (or in the right-hand column on this blog). Librarians are always on standby to answer your research questions, no matter the time of day or night. We recommend using the chat for:

  • Citation questions
  • Difficulty locating or accessing an article
  • Identifying search strategies and keywords


If you don't need immediate assistance, we recommend sending your research question via email to We check the inbox regularly during operating hours and will do our best to respond as soon as we can. We recommend emailing us with questions re:

  • Difficulty accessing articles or other library materials
  • Identifying search strategies and keywords
  • Requests for suggestions for further resources on a topic, after your initial research

Click here for more info about our research services!

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