PLSC 350

Seminar in Political Science - Writing Intensive

Welcome to this EMU Library guide

Welcome!   Use this guide to gain confidence and skill in library research. 

Jump into research and skip the usual beginners' mistakes by looking at the suggestions for research process. Master basic search tools like Esearch or other tools by choosing the "how to" boxes throughout this guide.

No guide can cover all your questions, so reinforce your confidence by learning how and where you can get more help from the Library.

Want help? You've got options

Use Ask a Librarian Chat for real-time research help from librarians.

See below for many more options: phone, drop-in help, appointments with librarian subject specialists, email, and online guides.

Email Help

  • Email form
  • We will reply as soon as possible, often within a few hours during weekday business hours, or within a few days at other times.

Drop-in Help at the Library

Academic Projects Center (APC)

  • One-on-one, drop-in help with research, writing and technology.
  • Monday - Thursday, 10am - 5pm. See calendar for exceptions.
  • Room 116, 1st floor EMU Library.

Information Desk

  • Basic help all library hours.
  • Research help weekday evenings and some weekend hours - see library hours for In-person Research Help hours.
  • 1st floor EMU Library.

Appointments with Subject Specialists

  • Librarian subject specialsts are available to help you with difficult research questions. 
  • Contact librarians about setting up an appointment. Most librarians can meet with you in-person, over the phone, or consult via email or online.
  • Librarian subject specialists list provides contact information. Many subject guides also have librarian contact information.

Get Research Help

Use Ask a Librarian chat right now, or:

Email or phone replies

 Access Library and Research Help tutorials

Virtual appointments with subject librarians