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March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020


The University Library provides research and instructional services in the Arts, Languages and Literatures, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Studies and more for all members of the University community.
The University Library also maintains a comprehensive reference collection (in hard copy and electronic formats) that serves as a gateway to both general and subject-specific humanities and social science research topics. The print collection located near our Consultation Desk on the second floor of the Peter J. Shields Library consists of over 40,000 volumes.  It is a great place to begin your work.

In this Guide:

Whatever the size and scope of your project, our Research Support Librarians can help you get the most out of this collection and the other collections, services and resources provided by University Library.

Visit us at the Library Research Consult
2nd floor of Shields Library.
Fall Quarter Hours 10-5, Mon-Fri.  Sunday 1-5 (beginning 10/14)

Email: researchservices@ucdavis.edu

Find the Librarian Specialist for your Research Area

Subject Guides
Our librarians maintain web based research portals to introduce you to the resources available in you field. Are you doing a literature review? Check out our Subject Guides: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/research/subjects/

Library Research Consult
2nd Floor Peter J. Shields Library 10-5 Mon-Fri, Sun 1-5. (beginning 10/14)

Librarians, trained in the social sciences, humanities, and government information, are available at this location to help with finding information resources for class assignments, term papers and advanced research projects. Drop by, no appointment needed.

Research Appointments and Librarian Office Hours
Our Librarians are available to help with research projects. We can schedule anything from one-time meetings to sustained research alliances spanning the duration of the project. Tell us what you are working on, so we can make sure the library is serving your needs.

New Acquisitions and Book Requests
The Library works hard to provide the latest information to support the University’s research and instruction. We are interested in hearing about advances and new directions in your fields of study. If you would like the Library to purchase an item important for research or instruction, please contact your subject specialist.

Social Science Data and Government Information
Our librarians can also assist you with locating and identifying government-produced numeric and geographic data held by the library and cooperating institutions. We can provide assistance with available applications to help you identify and obtain data in support of research.

Library Research Classes, Orientations, and Tours
We offer classes and tours throughout the year geared to introduce students to library research. Subject specialist librarians will do classes upon request that meet your needs and fit your schedule. We can do classes in the library or in your classroom. Contact us to find out how we can help jump-start your students’ research projects.

Make Connections
Librarians are specialists in making connections among researchers, and between researchers and the resources and services they need.  The Library offers assistance with digital scholarship, data-management, publishing advice and more. Contact your subject specialist to learn about the services available to you.


Melissa Browne

Available by Appointment

(530) 754-5962 or mabrowne@ucdavis.edu

Shields Library, Rm 288
Research Support Services

Education,   Psychology,    Human Development & Family Studies

Melissa holds an M.L.I.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. in Anthropology, also from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Matt Conner

(530) 754-7348 or mconner@ucdavis.edu

Carlson Health Sciences Library

Exercise Science, University Writing Program



Roberto C. Delgadillo

Available by Appointment

(530) 752‑8266 or rdelgadillo@ucdavis.edu

Shields Library, Rm 288
Research Support Services

American Literature,    Chicana/o Studies,   English Language and Literature,  Film and Digital Media Studies,    International Relations,  Latin American Studies,   Military Science,    Native American Studies,   Philosophy,    Physical Education,    Political Science,   Religious Studies,   Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures

Roberto C. Delgadillo holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.L.S., M.A. and Ph. D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. His background and current interests include the information-seeking behavior of graduate students, the cultural history of 20th century warfare, and urban folklore.


Daniel Goldstein

Available by Appointment

(530) 752‑2040 or dgoldstein@ucdavis.edu

Shields Library, Rm 288
Research Support Services

Architecture,    Art & Art History,    Biography,  East Asian Languages and Cultures,   East Asian Studies,   Design,    Digital Images,    History,    History of Science,  Jewish Studies,  Landscape Architecture/Sustainable Design,    Medieval and Early Modern Studies,    Photography,     Science & Technology Studies

Daniel Goldstein holds a Ph.D. in American History from Yale University, and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa.  He writes on the history of science in the United States and on librarianship.



David Michalski

If you have questions about cultural studies or social sciences, or if you need support with social sciences data, I am happy to help, or get you in contact with those who can. Feel free to contact me via email, michalski@ucdavis.edu or make an appointment https://calendly.com/michalski-1/research-librarian-consultation.

African and African American Studies,    American Studies,   Anthropology,  Archaeology   Asian American Studies,   Clothing & Fashion,  Communication,   Community and Regional Development,    Critical Theory,   Cultural Studies,    Demography,    Ethnic Studies,    Family Studies,    Geography,     Sociology,    Social Science Data,    Gender, Sexuality & Women Studies

David Michalski holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory from the University of California, Davis, a M.L.I.S. from the City University of New York, Queens College,  a M.A. in American Studies and a B.A. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is available for reference consultation and instruction upon request.


Adam Siegel

Available by Appointment

(530) 754‑6828 or apsiegel@ucdavis.edu

Shields Library, Rm 388
Research Support Services

Agricultural & Resource Economics,  Business and Management,  Classics,  Comparative LIterature,  Dramatic Arts/Performance Studies,  Economics,  French Language & Literature , German Language & Literature,   Italian Language & Literature,    Linguistics,    Middle East/South Asia Studies,  Middle Eastern/South Asian Languages & Literatures,    Russian & Slavic Languages & Literature

Adam earned a BA in Linguistics at the University of Minnesota, an MA in Linguistics at UC Berkeley, and an MLIS at San Jose State University. He also studied at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. Areas of interest include Central and Eastern European languages and literatures, Near Eastern languages and literatures, and literary translation and translation theory. Current projects include translations of prose fiction by two German writers, Hubert Fichte and Joerg Fauser.