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Learn the Library

This guide contains resources for learning how to use NCU Library and accessing its resources.

Book an Individual Appointment

Below are our current one-on-one session offerings. Each one-on-one offers a specific type of assistance. Please review them thoroughly and if you need assistance deciding which session would be best for you, speak with a Library team member through our Ask Us! page.

For questions or assistance with assignment interpretation or specific requirements, please speak with your course instructor. 

Research Consultations

Research Consultations

Research Consultations are live, individual sessions that provide students with the opportunity to learn how to conduct research, find relevant resources, and explore ways to effectively build upon knowledge within their fields of study. Sessions are personalized toward student needs and provide students with the insight and tools needed for successfully completing assignments and establishing a research routine. 

Recommended prior to signing up for this session: 

If you need help with APA, Mechanics, Style of Writing, Synthesis, Analysis, or Citation Formatting, please contact the Academic Success Center for support. 

Please review all requirements for a Research Consultation prior to signing up on our Research Consultations page.

Book a Research Consultation

Doctoral Research Consultations

Doctoral Consultations

Doctoral Consultations are live, one-on-one sessions that provide in-depth, high-level, and customized research assistance with a reference librarian. These sessions are NOT meant to provide basic library navigation and searching skills. Research consultations are most beneficial for students working on a capstone, thesis or dissertation.  

If you need help with APA, mechanics, style of writing, synthesis, analysis, or citation formatting, please contact the Academic Success Center for support.

Please review all requirements for a Research Consultation prior to signing up. 

Book a Doctoral Consultation

Legal Research Consultations

Legal Research Consultations

Legal Research Consultations are live, one-on-one sessions available for JFK School of Law students and NU Paralegal students.

Some of the topics a consultation can cover include:

  • Navigating Westlaw Edge, Lexis + (JFK Students) and LexisNexis (Paralegal students).
  • Locating federal and state case law, statutes and regulations.
  • Researching a legal topic using both primary and secondary sources such as legal encyclopedias, practice treatises, West keynotes, etc.
  • Orientation to bar prep resources, exam prep, and study aid materials for law students.
  • Textbook access questions for law students.
  • And any other legal research questions you may have.

Book an appointment and please provide as much detail as possible on your legal research question.

Book a Legal Research Consultation