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 Spalding University Library                  853 Library Lane. Louisville, KY 40203  Phone: (502) 585-7130                    Email: library@spalding.edu

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Research Assistance

Library research consultations are one-on-one meetings with a librarian. Consultations are scheduled for 1 hour and aim to help undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty in any stage of the research process. Currently, all research consultations are conducted virtually, by phone or video conference, in order to ensure the safety of patrons and staff.

Schedule an appointment by phone: (502) 585-7130, email library@spalding.edu, or use the scheduler below.  

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Librarians can help with: 

  • Developing research questions and search strategies
  • Using library resources to find information in a variety of subject areas and disciplines
  • Evaluating information for purpose, credibility, and impact
  • Identifying research methods and tools for graduate-level research
  • Learning to use citation management software

The library offers various online guides and resources to help students find the information they need, including course and subject guides, Start Your Research guide, and video tutorials below. 

Not sure where to start your search? See our "How Do I Find..." guides: 

Video tutorials

Choosing a Library Database (0:39)
Start your search by choosing a library database that meets your needs from Databases A-Z list.

Maximize Your Search (0:45)
Search in multiple EBSCO databases at once from Academic Search Complete.

 

Generating a Citation (0:47)
Generate a citation in an EBSCO database and Google Scholar, & check formatting using online citation guides.

Advanced Search Strategies (3:01)
Explore search strategies in a library database like keywords, connectors, and limiters.

Searching by Research Methods (1:11)
Search for research articles by methodology or evidence-based practice for various levels of evidence.