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Research Center

RC deskThe Research Center offers expert guidance through the research process:

  • From refining a topic → to finding and evaluating relevant sources → to creating a bibliography. 
  • A consultation session can ease anxiety about a project or paper and teach research and evaluation skills for life-long learning.
  • One-on-one research consultations are available to current DU students, faculty, and staff at any stage of the research process.
  • Consultations are held at the Research Center in the Anderson Academic Commons (Main Level, room 240).

Ask a Research Question

Need the answer to a quick question? Ask Us using one of the methods below:

Individuals with lengthy and complex research questions should make an appointment for a consultation with a reference librarian.


The hours below are our standard hours.  Please click here to see current daily hours.

Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters

The Research Center Desk is open 82 hours per week:

  • Monday: 9:00AM → 10:00PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00AM → 10:00PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00AM → 9:00PM
  • Thursday: 9:00AM → 9:00PM
  • Friday: 9:00AM → 5:00PM
  • Saturday: 10:00AM → 6:00PM
  • Sunday: 12:00PM → 10:00PM

Research Center Consultations are available 60 hours per week for one-hour appointments and walk-ins:

  • Monday: 9:00AM → 9:00PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00AM → 9:00PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00AM → 9:00PM
  • Thursday: 9:00AM → 5:00PM
  • Friday: 9:00AM → 5:00PM
  • Saturday: 10:00AM → 5:00PM
  • Sunday:  4:00PM → 8:00PM

Summer Quarter and Interterms

During Summer Quarter and Interterms, the Research Center Desk is open:

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00AM → 5:00PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 1:00PM → 5:00PM
Library Instruction & Workshops

University Libraries offers workshops as well as course-related library instruction sessions each quarter which cover basic and advanced research sources and strategies. For a listing of the workshops being offered this quarter please visit our Library Research Workshop schedule.
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Our course-related library instruction sessions are planned in collaboration with faculty members, so that the instruction is directly relevant to the particular course topics and assignments.


Research Guides

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians.research dictionary

Know what we know - find it in our new, updated Research Guides!

Subject Librarians

Each Reference Librarian specializes in certain disciplines and is responsible for instruction in collaboration with their campus academic departments.


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Associate Professor
Reference Librarian / Social Sciences Librarian
Areas of Instruction: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, Human Communication Studies, Mass Communications & Journalism, Professional Psychology, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology & Criminology

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Reference Librarian / Government Documents Librarian
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Areas of Instruction: English Language Center, International Studies, Government Documents, Political Science, Public Policy, and University College

Ellwood ColahanEBishop thumbnail
Assistant Professor
Music & Performing Arts Librarian
Areas of Instruction: Music and Theatre

Carrie ForbesCforbes thumbnail
Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Student and Scholar Services
Areas of Instruction: Colorado Women's College, Education, and the Writing Program

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Associate Professor
Reference Librarian / Business & Economics Librarian
Areas of Instruction: Accountancy, Business Ethics and Legal Studies, Economics, Finance, Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce, Management, Marketing, Real Estate & Construction Management, and Statistics & Operations Technology

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Reference Librarian / Arts & Humanities Librarian
Areas of Instruction: Art & Art History, Emergent Digital Practice, English, History, Judaic Studies, Languages and Literatures, Religious Studies, and Philosophy