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Research Consultations

This guide provides an overview of NCU Library's Research Consultation service.

What are Research Consultations?

The Library offers a research consultation service for students, faculty, and staff. This is an in-depth, customized, one-on-one meeting with a reference librarian to discuss possible information resources and search strategies for doctoral dissertations.

Consultations are most beneficial to doctoral students who are already familiar with the search techniques outlined in the Searching 101 Workshop, have a clearly identified research topic, and have already done significant research on their own.

NOTE: As stated in the Research Consultation Policies, it is required that you view the Searching 101 Workshop prior to receiving a research consultation. The research consultation uses the techniques introduced in this workshop, so it is very important that you already have the foundational understanding.

Areas of Assistance

  • Developing your search strategy
  • Identifying relevant databases and journals
  • Finding and evaluating information resources
  • Discovering alternative search terms for your topic
  • Using advanced search techniques for specific databases
  • Narrowing your search results