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COM 101: Composition & Research

For online COM 101 sections.


Hopefully you now feel prepared to begin your research as an Alvernia student.  If you are unclear on anything or need additional assistance please feel free to contact a librarian at the Franco Library.

Please check out our How To Guides or our YouTube page which have additional tutorials to assist you with research and using the library.

Below is a list of way librarians can assist you along with the various ways that you can contact us for help!

Reference Services

So what can LIBRARIANS do for YOU?

We can help you to:

  • Develop a topic for your paper or project
  • Use databases
  • Find high quality sources for your research
  • Become an expert Google searcher
  • Evaluate sources for credibility, including websites
  • Save you time & energy by showing you tips to make your research more efficient & effective

The Franco Library offers reference and research assistance in a variety of platforms:

  • In person at the Franco Library's Ask a Librarian Help Desk
  • Research consultations by appointment, in-person or over Zoom
  • Ask a Librarian email
  • Ask a Librarian chat box embedded throughout our research guides
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Personal Research Consultations

Students can schedule in-person or Zoom research consultations with Alvernia's librarians.  They can help you develop personalized research strategies for your topic.  

Contact a librarian at 610.796.5517 or email us to set up an appointment.

Please provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Phone number and e-mail address
  • Course name and number
  • Professor
  • A brief description of the assignment
  • Your preferred method of contact (i.e. in person, by phone, by e-mail)
  • List several convenient times to meet

After submitting this information you will be contacted by a librarian who will work with you during one or more sessions as you conduct your research.