Research Help

What types of research help can I get?

Library staff are available to answer your questions and assist in finding resources and information. We can help patrons with disabilities by providing various types of research help including:

  • Ready reference assistance for quick answers to short questions
  • In-depth assistance with detailed research questions or projects
  • Assistance in using print materials, online databases, and other electronic resources
  • Help with citing sources and bibliographic verification


How can I get research help?

Library users may request help at the nearest service desk in any library building or by contacting the library in any of these ways:

  • By phone: call our general phone number at 706-542-3251 or see additional phone numbers for specific buildings on our Ask A Question page
  • By chat: connect on the Libraries homepage or at our Chat with a UGA Research Librarian page or using the Chat link displayed in our databases
  • By e-mail: use our online form to send us a question and we will reply to your email address
  • By text: send us a short question with your cell phone to 706-890-3228

For in-depth research assistance and other extensive services, library patrons with disabilities are encouraged to make an appointment with Eric Griffith, the Disabilities Services Coordinator for the Libraries, at or 706-542-1137.

Subject specialist librarians are also available to provide guidance and assistance for research needs related to specific academic disciplines or departments. You can use our online Consultation Request Form to request an individual research appointment with a subject specialist librarian. Or you can check our Subject Specialists list to find contact information for the librarian who covers your subject area.