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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. 


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

Use this directory to find a librarian with expertise in your area of research and book an appointment: Contact a Librarian

Librarians are also listed on these Subject Guides

Email us to make an appointment:

Researcher Services Appointments available via Zoom or in-person
Student Services Appointments available via Zoom or in-person
Blaisdell Medical Library Appointments available via Zoom or in-person

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.



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

student staff behind a desk with sneeze guard and signage that reads "Get help here"

Welcome to the library! Stop by to get directions, a quick book look-up, and other general assistance from friendly UC Davis Library student staff.

Welcome Desk students also make referrals to librarians for expert research assistance. The Welcome Desk is located on the 1st floor of the Peter J. Shields Library. Hours are here.

Contact us at or (530) 752-8792.