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UCF Research Assistance

Group Instruction

Instructional Services -- "Library Instruction is beneficial to all students. Learning together as a group reduces some of the stress and anxiety students may have when trying to learn about the libraries' various resources. Our instruction sessions are customized presentations, with hands-on training when possible, specifically tailored to your class's assigned research. Students learn to select, evaluate, and use electronic and print resources for their research. Classes are held in the library's electronic classrooms or, when necessary, your classroom."

Walk-in Assistance

 Assistance is available at the UCF Library's Research & Information Desk during all staffed hours. The Research & Information Desk is on the entrance level (2nd floor), halfway back as you walk into the Library (Map).

Most questions can be handled directly by the librarians at the Research & Information Desk. For more complex questions, other librarians with specific subject expertise are accessible through the librarians at the desk most weekdays during daytime hours.

At times when the Research & Information Desk is closed (e.g., after 9 PM), directional assistance may be available from the staff at the Circulation / Book Return Desk at the entrance of the Library.

Remote Assistance

Brief questions can be submitted electronically or by telephone (407-823-2562) to Ask A Librarian.

Appointments for Research Assistance

A Research Consultation is a one-on-one appointment with a librarian for extensive, in-depth research assistance. If you need more help than can be provided at the Research & Information Desk or from the Ask A Librarian service, you may sign up for a Research Consultation appointment.

At least 48 business hours notice is required for all appointments.

Watch an animated example of a small portion of a research consultation.