Library staff are available to help you begin your research and to assist with class assignments, and research papers and projects. Get started at our Information Desk, get help via email or live chat,  or consult with a subject librarian.  

Need more expert help?  Visit the library to get in-person research assistance.  Subject librarians are available to help you to find information sources for class assignments, term papers and advanced research projects. 

During the academic quarter, research consults available at these locations. Library floor maps are linked to the location name.  The research consult desk on the 2nd floor of Shields Library is staffed by librarians who specialize in the arts & humanities, social sciences and government information.  Drop by, no appointment needed.

Shields Library
2nd Floor
Monday-Thursday
9 am – 6 pm
Friday
9 am-5 pm
researchservices@ucdavis.edu(530) 752‑1126
Physical Sciences & Engineering LibraryMonday-Friday
1 pm – 5 pm
pse@ucdavis.edu(530) 752‑5511
Carlson Health Sciences LibraryMonday – Friday
9 am – 5pm
Appointments recommended
hslref@ucdavis.edu(530) 752‑7042
Blaisdell Medical LibraryMonday – Friday
9am – 5pm
Appointments recommended
bmlref@ucdavis.edu(916) 734‑3529

Submit a quick question using our form. Questions will be acknowledged or answered within one working day.

Ask a question 24/7 through our chat research support service. Your question may be responded to by a librarian from another university, but a UC Davis librarian will follow up with additional information if needed.

Chat with a health sciences librarian during the day for assistance with biomedical, medical, public health or veterinary informational questions.

Aerospace EngineeringMelinda Livas(530) 752‑5248
African American & African StudiesDavid Michalski(530) 752‑2086
Agricultural and Resource EconomicsAdam Siegel(530) 754‑6828
American Studies ProgramDavid Michalski(530) 752‑2086
Animal ScienceRuth Gustafson(530) 752‑1883
AnthropologyDavid Michalski(530) 752‑2086
Art and Art HistoryDaniel Goldstein(530) 752‑2040
Asian American StudiesDavid Michalski(530) 752‑2086
Atmospheric ScienceAlesia McManus(530) 752‑4485
Automotive EngineeringMelinda Livas(530) 752‑5248
Avian SciencesRuth Gustafson(530) 752‑1883
Biological and Agricultural EngineeringCory Craig(530) 752‑0347
Biomedical EngineeringCory Craig(530) 752‑0347
Bodega Marine LaboratoryMolly Engelbrecht
California National Primate Research CenterAdele Dobry(530) 752‑6204
Chemical EngineeringCory Craig(530) 752‑0347
ChemistryCory Craig(530) 752‑0347
Chicana/o StudiesRoberto Delgadillo(530) 752‑8266
Cinema and Digital Media ProgramJuri Stratford(530) 752‑9783
Civil and Environmental EngineeringJennifer Harbster(530) 752‑3208
Classics ProgramAdam Siegel(530) 754‑6828
Clinical & Translational Science CenterAmy Studer(916) 734‑0206
CommunicationJuri Stratford(530) 752‑9783
Community and Regional DevelopmentDavid Michalski(530) 752‑2086
Comparative LiteratureAdam Siegel(530) 754‑6828
Computer ScienceJennifer Harbster(530) 752‑3208
Cultural StudiesDavid Michalski(530) 752‑2086
DesignDaniel Goldstein(530) 752‑2040
Earth and Planetary SciencesJennifer Harbster(530) 752‑3208
East Asian Languages and CulturesDaniel Goldstein(530) 752‑2040
East Asian Studies ProgramDaniel Goldstein(530) 752‑2040
EconomicsJuri Stratford(530) 752‑9783
Education, School ofMelissa Browne(530) 754‑5962
Electrical & Computer EngineeringJennifer Harbster(530) 752‑3208
English Language and LiteratureRoberto Delgadillo(530) 752‑8266
Entomology and NematologyRuth Gustafson(530) 752‑1883
Environmental EngineeringJennifer Harbster(530) 752‑3208
Environmental Science and PolicyAlesia McManus(530) 752‑4485
Environmental ToxicologyAlesia McManus(530) 752‑4485
Evolution and EcologyRuth Gustafson(530) 752‑1883
Food Science & TechnologyAxel Borg(530) 752‑6176
Forensic ScienceAlesia McManus(530) 752‑4485
French & Italian Language and LiteratureAdam Siegel(530) 754‑6828
Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies ProgramDavid Michalski(530) 752‑2086
General ScienceMelissa Browne(530) 754‑5962
GeographyDavid Michalski(530) 752‑2086
German & Russian Language and LiteratureAdam Siegel(530) 754‑6828
Graduate School of ManagementJuri Stratford(530) 752‑9783
Hemispheric Institute of the AmericasRoberto Delgadillo(530) 752‑8266
HistoryDaniel Goldstein(530) 752‑2040
Human Development & Family StudiesDavid Michalski(530) 752‑2086
Hydrologic SciencesAlesia McManus(530) 752‑4485
Institute of Transportation StudiesMelinda Livas(530) 752‑5248
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)Adele Dobry(530) 752‑6204
International NutritionAxel Borg(530) 752‑6176
Jewish Studies ProgramDaniel Goldstein(530) 752‑2040
Land, Air & Water ResourcesAlesia McManus(530) 752‑4485
Landscape Architecture and Environmental DesignDaniel Goldstein(530) 752‑2040
LinguisticsAdam Siegel(530) 754‑6828
Materials ScienceCory Craig(530) 752‑0347
MathematicsMelinda Livas(530) 752‑5248
Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringMelinda Livas(530) 752‑5248
Medicine, School ofAmy Studer(916) 734‑0206
Medieval and Early Modern Studies ProgramDaniel Goldstein(530) 752‑2040
Microbiology and Molecular GeneticsAxel Borg(530) 752‑6176
Middle East/South Asia Studies Program (ME/SA)Adam Siegel(530) 754‑6828
Military ScienceRoberto Delgadillo(530) 752‑8266
Molecular and Cellular BiologyRuth Gustafson(530) 752‑1883
MusicMichael Colby(530) 752‑0931
Native American StudiesRoberto Delgadillo(530) 752‑8266
Natural Sciences(530) 752‑0459
Neurobiology, Physiology and BehaviorRuth Gustafson(530) 752‑1883
Nursing, School ofBruce Abbott(916) 734‑3529
NutritionAxel Borg(530) 752‑6176
Performance StudiesAdam Siegel(530) 754‑6828
PhilosophyRoberto Delgadillo(530) 752‑8266
Physical Education ProgramMatthew Conner(530) 754‑7348
PhysicsJennifer Harbster(530) 752‑3208
Plant BiologyAxel Borg(530) 752‑6176
Plant PathologyAxel Borg(530) 752‑6176
Plant SciencesAxel Borg(530) 752‑6176
Political ScienceJuri Stratford(530) 752‑9783
PsychologyMelissa Browne(530) 754‑5962
Public Health SciencesAdele Dobry(530) 752‑6204
Religious StudiesRoberto Delgadillo(530) 752‑8266
Science and Technology Studies ProgramDaniel Goldstein(530) 752‑2040
SociologyDavid Michalski(530) 752‑2086
Soils & BiogeochemistryAlesia McManus(530) 752‑4485
Spanish & Portuguese Literature and LanguagesRoberto Delgadillo(530) 752‑8266
StatisticsMelinda Livas(530) 752‑5248
Textiles and ClothingDavid Michalski(530) 752‑2086
Theater/DanceAdam Siegel(530) 754‑6828
Transportation StudiesMelinda Livas(530) 752‑5248
University Writing Program (UWP)Matthew Conner(530) 754‑7348
Veterinary Medicine, School ofDeanna Johnson(530) 752‑3271
Viticulture & EnologyAxel Borg(530) 752‑6176
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation BiologyRuth Gustafson(530) 752‑1883

Get oriented to the library. Stop by to get directions, a quick book look up, and other general assistance from a friendly UC Davis student. Information desk students also make referrals to librarians for expert research assistance.  The Information Desk is located on the 1st floor of the Peter J. Shields Library.    Hours are Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm and Friday 9 am – 5 pm.   Librarians are available for research consults on Sundays from 1 pm – 5 pm. The Information Desk may be reached at 530-752-9862.Shields Library Information Desk