Research Support


The Library can help you with any part of your research project. Make the most of your time so that you can focus on the questions that matter most to you.

Get Personalized Help

Not sure where to start with your research? Looking for assistance with citations or keeping track of your sources? Talk to a librarian for help with these and any other research questions.

Chat with a Librarian

Submit your questions and concerns directly to a librarian through an online chat.

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Send Us a Text

On the go? Send the library a question by texting 1-617-299-7092.

Submit a Ticket

Ask a question with more detail and explanation, and a librarian will respond via email.

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Need more in-depth help?

Set up a research consultation

Consider scheduling a time to work with a librarian for help on a research project or assignment.

Contact your librarian

Find a librarian to help with your research based on subjects and areas of expertise.

Explore On Your Own

We also have resources that can help you find what you need on your own and brush up on your research skills.

Research Guides

Mini-universes of resources to support your academic work so that you can quickly get to the information you need.

Introduction to Research Essentials

Learn foundational skills and think critically about your research.

Intermediate Research Skills

Expand your ability to evaluate sources through examples, demonstrations and in-depth explanations of various search techniques and perspectives.

Database Tutorials

Help pages and other training materials provided by the vendors and other institutions.

Frequently Answered Questions

Need more help? Other students likely have run into the same roadblocks as you. See if your questions have been asked and answered.