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Learn about the Personal Librarian Program at Denison Libraries

About the Personal Librarian Program

The Denison Libraries provide personalized service to our First Year undergraduates. Our subject librarians have extensive knowledge about how information is organized and the best tools for locating, identifying, and acquiring the sources you need. 

Our Personal Librarians program reaches out to all First Year students. Each student will receive regular e-mails from their assigned librarian with news about our resources, suggestions on using our services, and other relevant topics. Your Personal Librarian is also available for one-on-one consultations to help with your specific class assignment or general questions about using the library.

There's a Librarian in your subject area who can 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 can:

  • 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 you organized and efficient in your research

Contact your Personal Librarian or stop by the Research Help Desk on the 1st floor of the library.

Scholarly literature is free to you & easy to access

In addition to its collections of printed books on campus, Denison Libraries subscribe to thousands of journals and e-books from top publishers of scholarly research. As a Denison student, you have access to these wherever you may be doing your research. 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!

Your Friendly Librarians

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Denison Libraries, 100 W College, Granville, Ohio 43023
Phone: 740-587-6235, email:
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