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Research Help

We can assist individual patrons with research questions or provide targeted instruction to an entire class.

Get help from Schaffner librarians

For in-person assistance, stop by the library's main desk or schedule a research consultation in advance. 

You can call (312-503-8422) email (schaffner-reference@northwestern.edu) or live chat to get started.

Library instruction

In addition to providing research assistance to individuals, we offer library instruction sessions for classes meeting on the Chicago and Loop campuses and distance education courses.

Librarians are available to meet with your class Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturdays. Sessions usually last about an hour, and many instructors prefer to schedule them at the beginning of class.

If you are an instructor seeking instruction for your class, contact us at 312-503-8422 to schedule a session. We will create a customized presentation based on the needs of your class.

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