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First-Year Experience Library Guide: Ask a Librarian

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What types of questions do librarians answer?

Here are a few examples of the types of questions librarians can answer:

  • How do I start a research project?
  • How can I find a specific book or article?
  • How do I know if an article or book is a good one to use?
  • How do I cite a source in my bibliography?
  • What types of sources would be good for my project?
  • How do I know if an article is peer-reviewed?
  • I’m trying to find research on a topic and I’m just not finding any, what should I do?
  • I’m trying to find research on a topic and I have way too many results, what do I do?
  • I found an article on my topic but it’s too old, how do I find something newer?
  • How do I know if I’ve found enough sources for a research assignment?
  • I want to look through a specific journal, do you have it?
  • I have an interview with a company, how can I find out more information about that company?