Library FAQ

Answers to common questions about doing research and using the library.

What can librarians help me with?

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Librarians are experts in suggesting where to search, identifying appropriate keywords, and navigating search results. In short, we can help you complete research assignments. This video from Northeastern Illinois University explains it well: Who are librarians and what do they do?

Come see us at the desk in the library. During the semester, we are at the desk Monday–Wednesday 10am–6pm, Thursday 10–4, and Friday 10–2. Weekday mornings we are usually available before 10am; ask the staff member at the desk to see a librarian. If it's not Fall or Spring semester, we're still available; again, ask at the desk.

You can also Reserve a Librarian or contact us via chat, email (, or phone (262-595-3432).

Librarians can help you identify when you need to talk to your professor for clarification about an assignment. It's up to you to do searches and select the resources you need to complete your assignments. If you need help with writing or other subjects, see the tutors in the PARC or NetTutor.