Research Assistance

The Indiana University Libraries provide a wide range of services in support of the research interests of students, faculty and staff. Within the Wells Library, the Scholars' Commons and Learning Commons provide specialized services in spaces designed to support scholarship and learning. In addition to the Wells Library there are also branch libraries across campus that support specific academic interests.


Quick help via instant messaging, email, phone, or in-person.

Request a consultation with a librarian subject specialist or contact one of our subject specialists directly.

Schedule an appointment for research help with a research assistant.

Use our research guides to find resources organized by academic discipline.

Use our quick reference guides to cite references or get help with EndNote or Zotero citation management software.

Search or browse our Databases A-Z list.

Submit a request that the Libraries purchase a book, a journal subscription, access to an electronic resource, or other material for the collection.