Mentor Research and Development
Chronicle of Higher Education
Inter-library Loan (ILL)
To register for this service (available to 50%+ appointment mentors and grad students only) and request items, visit the Interlibrary Loan site.
The librarians offer a research consultation service for the college's faculty and staff. (Students with questions about research projects should use Ask a Librarian.)
In a scheduled, personalized instruction session, a librarian will:
- provide orientation to the various research databases
- discuss advanced search techniques
- document retrieval options within the context of your research topic.
How does the consultation service work?
Have a research topic that you would like assistance or guidance in investigating to bring to the consultation.
You will have the opportunity to discuss your topic in depth with a librarian, who will offer advice as to what library resources will aid you in your research, as well as any applicable resources you may find at your local academic library. The librarian will discuss techniques for developing your research strategy. Finally, the librarian will walk you through an initial search in the applicable databases to demonstrate various search techniques within the individual databases.
The research consultation lasts about one hour.
How do I initiate a research consultation?
Call a librarian at 800-847-3000, ext. 2222, during business hours, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, requesting a research consultation. Be sure to include your name and how you prefer to be reached (email or telephone).
A member of the library staff will contact you to schedule a time for your research consultation.
What do I need for the research consultation?
For the scheduled consultation, you will need:
- your research topic
- your college login and password
- a telephone.
If you are unable to view or use the Ask a Librarian chat widget above, you may also:
Call 800-847-3000, ext. 2222
- Sun: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Mon-Thu: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Mon-Thu: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
July - August:
- Mon-Thu: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Please note: Ask a Librarian is closed during the Spring, Summer and Winter breaks. Academic librarians from the Ask Us 24/7 consortium are available to help any time via chat when Ask a Librarian is closed.
If you need to request accommodations for library content, on the basis of a disability or accessibility needs, please contact Accessibility Resources and Services by emailing them at Disability.Services@esc.edu. Requests for accommodations should be submitted as early as possible to allow for sufficient planning. If you have questions, please visit the Accessibility Resources and Services website.