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Services for Students: Reference

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
  • Ask a Librarian email
  • Ask a Librarian chat box embedded throughout our research guides
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Personal Research Consultations

Students can schedule 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.