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Research Consultation Services

A quick stop by the Reference Desk can be helpful, but sometimes you can benefit from a one-on-one meeting with a reference librarian to help guide you through research projects such as term papers, oral presentations and literature reviews.

Using the research consultation request form below, you can schedule approximately 30 minutes of undivided attention from a reference librarian, focused strictly on your information need or research topic.
Appointments are typically made to address the following needs:

  • Getting started on a research project (i.e., identifying a topic, developing a search strategy, discovering the appropriate databases and other research tools)
  • Identifying research materials inside and outside of the library
  • Evaluating the relevance and usefulness of selected research materials
  • Using library services and collections such as Special Collections and  Government Documents
  • Working with equipment such as the microform readers

Research Consultation Request Form

(* denotes required fields)

Personal Information

*First Name

*Last Name

*Email Address


*Status/Class Standing


Information about Assignment or Research Need

* Is this for an FSU course?

If for an FSU course, please specify which one :

Assignment Due Date (mm/dd/yyyy):

*Describe your assignment or research need, including the type of material you need to use (e.g., newspapers, scholarly journals, websites, etc.):

Additionally describe any resources you have consulted on your topic:

* Please suggest 2 or 3 days and times for us to schedule a meeting with you. (for example: Monday, 2/21/14 at 10:30 pm or Friday, 2/25/14 after 10:00 am):

Expect an email from us soon, confirming your research consultation request.

Reference & Instruction Staff:

Pam Williams, Associate Director of User Services
MaryJo Price, Special Collections
Seán Henry, Coordinator of Library Instruction, Web Development

Theresa Mastrodonato, Reference and Instruction

Lisa Hartman, Reference and Government Documents