Personal Research Assistance Available!

Let us help you learn how to go beyond Google™ and

earn better grades!

Librarians offer personal research assistance to all students.

We provide tips on how to:

Find the best scholarly resources

Develop a search strategy to save you time

Refine a topic

Cite your sources

And much more!

Have a question? AskAmes!

Get help the following ways:

• In person: Visit the Information Desk (Entry Level) to work with a librarian during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 – noon, 1:00 – 5:00, & 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 – noon & 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Sunday: 7:00– 9:00 pm

• Chat with a librarian: IM your questions to IWU librarians.

• Personal appointment: Each major has a librarian specifically assigned to work with students. Click on the AskAmes link on the library’s website to find contact information for your subject’s librarian. Feel free to stop by during office hours or schedule an appointment to work one-on-one with your Library Liaison.

• By phone: Call the Information Desk (309-556-3350). If you are in the library, help-phones at the Scholarly Workstations (located on each floor) connect directly to the Information Desk.

• Via email: Ask questions by email (

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