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University Library DePaul Library

Research Help

If you have questions or need any help, use our Ask a Librarian service. Librarians are available via chat 7 days a week (see hours). You can also send a text message or email. Research consultations can be scheduled by appointment via Zoom, chat or phone.

The Research Help Desk at the John T. Richardson Library is now open for walk-up research support from 1-5pm, Monday-Thursday. In addition to hours and access expanding this summer, we are excited to work again in person with our students, faculty and staff. 

Librarians can help you:

  • Find sources, reliable facts, evidence, and analysis.
  • Learn the research skills you need to get better grades and excel in your career.
  • Save time and find the most useful information quickly and easily.
  • Meet your goals with personalized help tailored to your needs and interests.

Looking for sources, readings or materials for your classes? Check out our custom Research Guides to find the best databases and online resources for your discipline.

You can still access e-books, articles, streaming videos and all other materials we usually provide online. Check out our online tutorials and guides to learn more.

Library Liaisons

Contact your library liaison for additional options for support in your courses. They can help you identify digital materials for your research and teaching needs in accordance with our Temporary E-Preferred Policy.