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 email@example.com! Research Help Consultations Research Help Consultations are scheduled 45-minute 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. Appointments are 45-minutes long. 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 an appointment? Do you just want a quick opinion? The Writing Centre offers drop-in group writing help on Monday and Wednesdays from 3-5 pm in room 302 (third floor) of the Kelly Library for quick consultation (maximum 10 minutes per student). Drop-In Help runs from January 13th to April 1st. Like with our scheduled appointments, students must bring in a printed copy of their work. General Research Help Want to talk to someone in person but not sure what you need? Our librarians are available to provide research assistance at our Loans, Information, and Research Help Desk, located on the ground floor of the library. Drop by anytime and someone will help you or refer you to the service you need. If you don’t know where to start, or can’t think of what to do next, come visit us! Research Guides Librarians at the Kelly Library have prepared research guides which identify some of the most important resources in specific subject areas. Click here to access a list of our research guides. 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.