Schedule an Appointment for Research Help

Researchers at any level are invited to stop by any of our library locations across campus during open hours. We also provide varied opportunities to schedule consultations with our subject specialists.


We can help with developing a research topic and searching for sources for a paper or project for a class.

Ask a librarian for help via email, phone, or text. Or stop by any of our library locations across campus during open hours.

During the spring and fall semesters, Research Assistants are available on a drop-in basis or by appointment in the Learning Commons (Wells Library, West Tower, 1st floor). Research Assistants include librarians and graduate students specializing in library science who offer in-depth, one-on-one consultations at any stage of the research process. This can include identifying a research topic, creating a search strategy, navigating library resources, and evaluating information and resources.

Make an appointment with a Learning Commons Research Assistant

Work with an expert from the Business/SPEA Library to help you or your team refine your information needs, gain access to credible research or hard-to-find data and statistics, and lead you through the research process.

Appointments are available Sunday through Thursday during academic terms. 

Schedule a research consultation appointment with BSIC

For specialized help within a particular discipline, our expert librarians are ready to assist.

See our list of subject specialists to contact them directly or request a consultation with a librarian subject specialist.

IU Libraries’ Digital Collections Services department and the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities (IDAH) offer regular joint consultation services in the Scholars’ Commons during the fall and spring semesters, as well as by appointment at other times. With their combined expertise in metadata, text encoding, data curation, digital methodology and critical theory, grant planning, and related areas, they can assist you with your digital project planning, with a particular focus on digital project development and funding.

Make an appointment for digital projects/pedagogy consulting