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SSC 450/451 - Research Methods: Services/Research Help

Research Assistance

Information Desk

The Information Desk is located on the first floor of the Library. It is the focal service point and provides research and instructional assistance to the University's students, faculty, staff, and local community. The department houses a variety of resources for the Library including: general and specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, indexes, atlases, and bibliographies.

The Information Desk is staffed all hours the Library is open. Reference Staff is available to help users in person, by telephone, and virtually via text, chat and email. To reach the Information Desk please call (334)229-4110.

All Librarians

Fagdeba Bakoyema

College of Business Administration

Natasha Jenkins

Social Work

Monica Hodge

College of Health Sciences (CoHS); University College (First Year Experience)

Jessica Platt

College of Education; Psychology

Neil Foulger

Music; History & Political Science

Kashonda Murphy 

Visual Arts; Communications

Teisha Robertson

College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CSTEM); University College

Hassna Ramadan

Languages & Literatures; Criminal Justice & Social Sciences; Theatre Arts

Research Consultations

Research Consultations allow you to meet one-on-one with a librarian. You may schedule a consultation in advance, or walk-in from 1:00-5:00 Monday through Thursday afternoons. 

Learn about:

  • The information cycle
  • Focusing your research topic
  • Planning your research strategy
  • Identifying relevant sources of information
  • Finding and evaluating sources efficiently
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