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Welcome New and Returning Students

Research Assistance

Can I Get Basic Research Help?

  • Student Research Consultants are Cal State LA students trained to help with basic research and citation questions.  
  • If you need help getting started with your research, brainstorming keywords, finding books and articles on a particular subject, formatting citations or more, you can make an appointment to meet with a research consultant.

What Help Do Librarians Provide?

  • Defining research questions
  • Finding information on a topic
  • Locating resources
  • Creating citations & bibliographies
  • And more!

How Do I Contact a Librarian?

  • Chat with a librarian using the yellow Chat icon located on the bottom right corner of the library homepage 
  • Each student has a personalized subject librarian to assist with your research assignments and projects. Librarians offer research appointments in person,  via Zoom, email or phone. To learn the name and email of your librarian, visit:
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300