Research Help Research Help The Kelly Library offers a number of research help services. Not sure where to start? Send us an email to get help starting on your research and assignments! You can send us an email anytime and a librarian will respond to your message ASAP and work with you to get the answers you need. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Research Help Consultations Research Help Consultations are scheduled one-on-one appointments with a librarian to assist you in any state of the research process, from defining your research question, finding the best source, to formatting your citations. The Kelly’s team of research help librarians – Dave Hagelaar, Noel McFerran, Richard Carter, and James Roussain – can help you with any stage of the research process so you can pinpoint your research question, find the best resources, and cite your sources correctly. All Research Help appointments will be delivered online for the 2020-2021 academic year. Here are some of the skills we can help you with: Narrow a topic and form research questions Navigating article databases Finding and using primary sources Advanced searching Taking advantage of encyclopedias and bibliographies Using the UofT Libraries’ catalogue Avoiding plagiarism and citing sources correctly Drop-In Research Help Were you unable to get a research help appointment? Do you just want a quick opinion? The Kelly Library hosts twice-weekly virtual Research and Writing Help Drop-In hours on Mondays and Thursdays from 3 pm to 5 pm EST. Questions are answered on a first-come, first-served basis in a one-on-one virtual setting. No appointments necessary. Please click here to join the Drop-In help! Research Guides Librarians at the Kelly Library have prepared research guides which identify some of the most important resources in specific subject areas. SMOLworld Research Essay Guide Use this interactive guide to learn about and get help with all the major steps in a research essay, from narrowing a topic to finding sources, tweaking a thesis statement, developing an argument, structuring a paper, citing your sources, and revising. Try SMOLworld, our interactive research essay guide.