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Information Literacy at Merrimack College

Research Advisory Service

For more in-depth research needs, the Research Advisory Service offers students and faculty the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a librarian to get help with library research.  The librarian will talk with you about your assignment/research project and the type of information you need, and then guide you to appropriate databases and other resources that will be most relevant for your research, and show you how to use them.

Scholars working on major projects or theses may wish to consult a librarian several times over the course of the semester as they proceed with their research.

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian here.  

You can also make an appointment with a specific liaison librarian here.

Reference Services at McQuade Library

Reference Librarians are available to answer questions, provide research guidance, and assist with the use of print and electronic resources.  Reference assistance is also available by telephone, or online. E-mail the reference librarians at for additional information.

Recognizing that reference is a key instructional mode in McQuade's information literacy program, McQuade Librarians implemented a new model of reference services delivery in fall of 2011.  Reference librarians staff the help desk in the 1st floor commons and also offer personalized reference assistance in the Research Center.

This reference services model:

  • facilitates effective opportunities for teaching and learning
  • operates from a seamless, library-wide perspective
  • offers tiered support at different points of the research process
  • recognizes face to face contact as a powerful and integral part of the research process

Librarians continually assess and respond to changes in students' learning needs to ensure that reference is robust and flexible. 

Learn more about how McQuade Librarians are rejuvenating reference services to support 21st century learning here

Rejuvenating Reference Prezi

For questions or feedback contact the McQuade Library
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