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Get Subject Specific Help

Using the Library Appointment Scheduler

As an undergraduate student, you can make appointments with our Librarians or visit our desk staff and get in person help. Use the library scheduler to get some one-on-one time with a Librarian in your subject area, or look up service desk hours to get general library help at any of our locations.

Get Subject Specific Help

Get Subject Specific Help

If you’re looking for subject specific help, each librarian has put together a page featuring information for your discipline, called a Subject Guide. 

Within each guide, you’ll find lists of important resources, contact information for the subject librarian, and tips for performing research in that area. 

To get started, navigate to the libraries’ homepage –

Select the Subject Guides button in the One Stop Search area.

This page provides several options for finding and navigating to subject guides. 

The easiest way to find a guide is to type in the subject area you’re looking for. 

Use broad terms – for example, if you’re looking for information on Personality Psychology, type in "Psychology".  

For information on Southeast Asian History, use "History". 

In our example, we’ll use History. There are several results for History. The bullet points underneath link to specific sub-pages within that guide. Click on the homepage for History.

Each subject guide will list various books, databases, and other resources that are relevant to your discipline. 
Many librarians also have links to helpful writing and citation resources. You can also find out who your subject librarian is and schedule an appointment with them. 

If you need help with making an appointment, check out our tutorial or help video on Scheduling an Appointment.

Using the Library Appointment Scheduler

Using the Library Appointment Scheduler

You can make an appointment with a UM Librarian at any time for help with your research at any stage. 

Click on Subject Guides and you’ll see an entire list of guides. Choose the subject that interests you and see if there’s an associated librarian. 

You should see a picture and name of the librarian somewhere on the page. Look beneath the name for buttons that say "Email Me" or "Schedule Appointment". 

If you only see an "Email Me" button, click to send a note to schedule an appointment and wait for a reply from the librarian. 

If you see a "Schedule Appointment" button, click to see available appointments by date.

You can choose a date and time to suit your schedule. As soon as you choose it, you’ll get an email confirming the date, time and location. 

If you need to cancel, just reply to the email. 

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