Welcome to the Libraries' Agricultural Communications Research Guide! This guide will help you learn to use K-State Libraries' resources. If this guide does not have the information or guidance you are looking for, do not hesitate to Ask A Librarian for help at any time during the Library Help at the Union service hours.
Librarians and staff are available by email or chat to answer research questions or to provide help with using online resources. For general questions, use our Ask A Librarian service, or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help.
Library access and research materials
Hale Library is currently in a phased opening plan. For more information, see Continuation of Libraries Services and Hale Library Hours.
Most printed library materials are still not available following the fire in Hale Library, but you can still use all of our online books and journals. Interlibrary Loan will continue to process requests, however, some requests may be delayed if the libraries that hold those items are closed.
Peer Research Consultations
K-State Libraries is introducing a new Peer Research Consultation service. Trained student research consultants are available to meet with students to provide guidance on research strategies and tools.
Peer Research Consultants are available Mondays-Thursdays from 11am-3pm in the K-State Student Union. Appointments are 30 minutes long and can be scheduled online at https://cal.lib.k-state.edu/appointments/prc. Walk-ins are also welcome. Students should check in at Library Help in the Union.
Peer Research Consultants can help students:
- brainstorm topics
- formulate research questions
- establish an appropriate research scope
- identify relevant search terms
- use K-State Libraries research tools
- evaluate resources for credibility and relevance
- format citations and utilize citation tools
Questions can be directed to email@example.com.