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Research Consultations

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

What Time is my Research Consultation?

The NCU Library observes Pacific Time for live help hours, scheduled workshops, and individual research consultation appointments.

Below is the current local time for the NCU Library:

Research Consultations @ NCU Library

Image with a student using a laptop. Text reads Research Consultation.

Research 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 who have a clearly identified research topic and have already done significant research on their own.

Research Consultation 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

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

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We value your feedback!

If you are a student who has attended a research consultation, then we would appreciate feedback on your experience as it will help us to improve our sessions and service moving forward. 

If you are a Dissertation Chair or Professor who recommended the Research Consultation service to a student, then we would appreciate your response to our short survey to document any observations or feedback on the service and your student's progress.