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Student Consultation Request

  • Use of this form is restricted to SIUE students.
  • Items in red are required.
  • You may request one library consultation session per form.
  • Questions regarding library instruction should be sent to Lydia Jackson, Instruction Librarian.

Basic Information

What is a Library Consultation?
It is a chance to meet with a member of the Library Instruction staff for one-on-one assistance in library research. The Instruction staff member will help you determine how your research might best be approached, introduce you to basic print and non-print resources, explain to you how to use them, and may even refer you to the subject librarian if enough resources cannot be located. This service is provided for undergraduates only.

What it isn't?
The Instruction staff will focus on the research -- not the composition -- process. For assistance with writing or editing your paper or speech, you should contact the Writing Center in Peck Hall, Room 1419.

How do I arrange a Library Consultation?
Appointments may be arranged a minimum of 3 working days in advance by completing the form below. The information you provide will allow the staff member to become familiar with your research project and better prepare for your consultation. We encourage you to schedule your appointment as far in advance as possible.

Student Information

SIUE ID: (without dashes)
E-Mail :

Date and Time

Please note some times that are best for you. Consultations are usually scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, but we will make every effort to accommodate your preferred times. You will be contacted with confirmation or rescheduling information.

Preferred Date:
Preferred Time:
Alternate Date:
Alternate Time:

Research Information

1. Subject
Please provide as much detail as possible.

2. Types of Resources
Magazine Articles Journal Articles Newspaper Articles Books
Internet Sites Other:

3. Type of Assignment
Speech Paper Other:

4. Length/Extent of Assignment:

5. Due Date:

6. Course:

7. Instructor:

Library Instruction Sessions

You may also schedule individualized instruction on the following structured topics:

Guided Tour - Covers library hours, policies, circulation procedures, reserves, special collections, the Information Desk, reference collections, location of materials, microforms, and government documents.

How to Locate Books - Covers Library of Congress subject headings, call numbers (how books are arranged), interpretation of the Library's online catalog, and explanation of location symbols.

How to Locate Journals and Newspapers - Covers print indexes, electronic indexes, locating periodicals using the online catalog, and location of periodicals.

Basic Reference Sources - Covers basic print and electronic reference sources including general and specialized dictionaries, encyclopedias (including Britannica Online), almanacs, and handbooks.

Internet Resources and Evaluation - Covers Lovejoy Library's home page, selected search engines, and evaluation of information on the Internet (scope, authority, reliability, currency, etc.).

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