One-on-One Research Help: Home

One-on-One Research Help sessions are 30 minute, one-on-one consultations with a librarian tailored to meet your specific research needs.

A librarian will give undivided attention to anyone needing general library or specialized help with research projects and/or course assignments.

Fill out the form below, and a librarian will respond within 48 hours to confirm the consultation appointment.  Appointments may be face-to-face in the librarian's office or virtual through Blackboard Collaborate.


or send an email to set up an appointment
through the link above or by emailing for help

Arrange a one-on-one meeting with a librarian to get help with:

  • Creating effective keyword searches
  • Narrowing your research topic or creating a research question
  • Finding resources to consult
  • Evaluating and citing your resources

We require 72 hours notice.

If you need immediate assistance

Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 9:00pm,

Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm, or

Sunday 1:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Visit our Reference Desk on the 3rd floor near the computers
  • Call 417-625-9362


  • Use Library Chat Service

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