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Paideia 112 Research Unit

A step-by-step guide to the Research Paper Unit in Paideia 112.

Research Help Desk Services

The Research Help Desk is located on the Main Floor of Preus Library, adjacent to the Technology Help Desk and near the Writing Help Desk. The staff working at these desks will work together to help you with questions related to research.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians are providing research help through virtual appointments and web chat during the 2020-2021 school year.

The librarians who work at the Research Help Desk staff specialize in questions related to developing search strategies, using the catalog and library databases, finding research materials, choosing appropriate materials, and evaluating sources.

Research Help appointments and web chat are available at the following times:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:30 p.m. -5 p.m.

You may also contact your section's librarian directly (see the librarian's profile in your section guide), or make an appointment at the desk. See the link below or look for a bright green Make an Appointment button in your librarian's profile in your section guide.


Don't be afraid to ask any question related to research! The librarians who work at the Research Help Desk will work to get your question answered no matter what it is.

Research Help Desk Google Calendar

This is a live, interactive Google calendar that will tell you which librarian is available at the Research Help Desk.

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