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Library Research Tutorial

Research Help

Now that you know how to find sources and understand more about them, you may need some help from a librarian.

Librarians can help you find sources by helping you select the most effective library resources for your research need.

Go to the Ask A Librarian tab from the University Library home page. Here you will find the many ways that you can find research help.


Find personal library research help from your librarians by selecting the tabs at the top of the page.


Research Help Options

The following options are available Monday through Friday during daytime hours.

Find the current semester's hours for these services on the Ask a Librarian library page.

Research Desk

Located on the 3rd floor of the CLC.

Walk up to the desk to speak in person with a librarian.

Text a Librarian

Text message your question to 513 773-3263 from your phone.

You can save the number to your phone for convenient access to a librarian.

Have a question after regular day hours?

Email a Librarian

Email the librarians at

You will receive a response within 24 hours, during Monday-Friday regular daytime hours.

Ask A Librarian

Go to the Ask A Librarian to find your Personal Librarian.

Personal Librarian

Find your Personal Librarian is in the list of Librarians by Department.


Request an Appointment

Students, Faculty, and Staff can email their personal librarian directly, or schedule a research appointment with them.

Go to the Ask A Librarian. Find your Personal Librarian.

Once you select "Request an Appointment", select from your librarian's date and time availabilities.

Consultations can be held in person, by email, by phone or via Zoom.