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Research Help

How can a reference librarian help me?

  1. Develop a paper topic that's just right

  2. Develop a research strategy

  3. Learn to find and how to use relevant resources

  4. Evaluate the appropriateness of a source for your assignment

  5. Find books, articles and websites

  6. Work on any research-related question, problem, or skill

  7. Learn how to cite in MLA, APA, Chicago, and other citation styles

Bootstrapped Research Help Schedule


Call us
814-472-3160

Text us
814-267-8167

Live Chat!

Research Help Librarians are available: Monday - Friday 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm EST

Who's your FYPL?

Are you a first-year student???

Then you have a "First-Year Personal Librarian"

Also known as FYPL (pronounced "fipple"), your personal librarian is there to help you with becoming acclimated to college research and to answer any questions that you may have as you conduct research. 

Please feel free to contact your FYPL with any questions!

Students are assigned a FYPL based on their last name.

A-G -  Ms. Hoffman - rhoffman@francis.edu

H-O - Mrs. Kokus - mkokus@francis.edu

P-Z--Ms. Rager - jrager@francis.edu 

Library Liaisons

Each of the reference librarians are also departmental liaisons and are especially equipped to answer research questions in those fields.

Ms. Hoffman - Liaison to the School of Business and these departments: Education, Master of Education programs

Ms. Rager - Liaison to the School of Health Sciences

Ms. Kokus - Liaison to the School of STEAM