Loading Library Hours...

Research and Writing (RAW) Consultations

Get Research and Writing (RAW) advice from experts at the Undergraduate Library and the Writers Workshop.

 The Writer’s Workshop and Undergraduate Library are currently offering remote RAW sessions with updated info below. Please see COVID-19 Response information about Library Services.

Remote consultations will be offered between 4-9pm Sunday-Thursday for scheduled and drop-in via Zoom or text-chat. Students can get research help online via the Ask A Librarian Service or sign up for writing consultations outside of the RAW hours listed above.

Writing Consultations

Will help you refine your writing skills, develop arguments, learn about expectations for academic writing, and save time by creating a writing plan. All Writers Workshop appointments will be online, using a platform with video, audio, chat, and shared text capabilities. Please go to the Writers Workshop schedule to reserve a writing-specific appointment.

Research Consultations

Will help you locate sources to support your paper, define and focus research questions, and plan effective strategies to explore research materials available in the library system.

    • Schedule a consultation by completing a Research Consultation request.
    • For a text chat or drop in consultation, please use the “Ask a Librarian” chat service to the left, beginning the chat with “I would like a RAW consultation.”

Research And Writing Joint Consultations

Will help you navigate the process of research-based writing assignments. These consultations allow you meet simultaneously with a research consultant and a writing consultant. The focus of these joint-consultations is integrating research into your writing by locating sources, and reviewing your process. To schedule a Research and writing consultation,completing a Research Consultation request-choosing “Research and Writing Consultation”.

What can you expect from a RAW Consultation?