Research Assistance

Are you getting the most out of your library? We provide a variety of research assistance services to help you navigate, discover, and evaluate the vast collections at UC Davis and beyond.

We can assist with class assignments and papers, help you develop and explore new research areas, and assist you in getting the information and data you need for your project. 

 

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

 

 

Get general assistance from a friendly UC Davis library staff member and student assistants. They are available to help you to get started on finding information sources for class assignments, term papers, and research projects. They may refer you to a librarian for expert research assistance to make sure you are getting the most from your library.

Drop-in via Zoom, no appointment needed.

Undergraduate research help via Zoom Tuesdays 1-3 pm https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/98566114447

 

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

Librarians offer expert assistance on particular topics or academic disciplines by appointment.

Use this directory to find a librarian with expertise in your subject area of research: Contact a Librarian

Librarians are also listed on these Subject Guides

Email us to make a virtual appointment:

Researcher Services Appointments available via Zoom researcherservices@ucdavis.edu
Student Services Appointments available via Zoom studentservices@ucdavis.edu
Blaisdell Medical Library Appointments available via Zoom bmlref@ucdavis.edu

Due to limitations on in-person services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Information Desk is closed until further notice. If you have questions, please visit the Circulation Desk for assistance.

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 available here. The Information Desk may be reached at 530-752-9862.Shields Library Information Desk

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