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Each research-involved undergraduate at UT should know that they have a librarian that can help them succeed.

About the Personal Librarian Program

The UT Libraries want to provide personalized service to our undergraduates, especially those involved in intensive research, service, or creative projects.  Our subject librarians have extensive knowledge of how information is organized and the best tools for locating, identifying, and acquiring the sources you need. 

Our Personal Librarians program currently reaches out to Jesup Scott Honors College students.  Each student will receive periodic (typically monthly) e-mails from their subject research librarian with news about new resources, how to use our research resources, or other relevant topics.  Your Personal Librarian is also available for one-on-one consultation--an opportunity to get hands-on help with your specific research topic.

There's a Librarian in your Subject Discipline Available to Help

Our Librarians are trained Subject Research specialists in a variety of disciplines.  We're happy to set up an appointment for a private consultation on your individual research interests.  During a consultation we might

  • Discuss your research question and suggest appropriate databases to find more information
  • Help you develop a search strategy that translates your research questions into a search you can take to multiple databases, catalogs, or search engines
  • Show you tools to keep your organized and efficient in your research

Contact a librarian in your program and we'll find a convenient time to meet in the library or in your office or lab.

Scholarly Literature is Free to You & Easy to Access

In addition to its collections of printed books in our on-campus library locations, the University Libraries subscribe to thousands of journals and e-books from the top publishers of scholarly research.  As a UT student, you have access to these wherever you may be doing your research... for free!   Whether you find out about an article from your advisor, one of our research databases, through Google, or in a works cited list, check the library's resources to get the full text quickly and easily.

If we don't have it, We'll try to get it for you

As much as we would like to, we do not have everything ever published at our library.  However, if you identify an item that would be useful for your research, we will try to obtain it for you to borrow or (in the case of journal articles) to keep.

We have the Tools to Keep you Organized

We often hear from students how hard it is to keep organized and on top of things when researching and writing a paper.  Fortunately, we have several tools that may help you tame the chaos!

Great Guides to Know About

Need to be assigned a personal Librarian? Contact Wade Lee