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Services for Students: Research Help

Reference Services

Librarians are here to help you with research! This is called reference assistance. 

We can help you:

  • Develop a topic for your paper or project
  • Use databases
  • Find scholarly sources
  • Become an expert Google searcher
  • Evaluate sources for credibility, including websites
  • Show you tips to make your research more efficient & effective

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

  • In person at the Franco Library, by appointment or on-demand
  • Virtual research consultations by appointment
  • Ask a Librarian email
  • Ask a Librarian chat box embedded throughout our research guides
  • By phone at 610-796-8223
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Personal Research Consultations

Students can schedule in-person or virtual research consultations with Alvernia's librarians. 

Contact a librarian at 610.796.8223 or email us to set up an appointment.

Please provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Phone number or e-mail address
  • Course name and number
  • 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 to schedule your session.

Ask a Librarian!