Ask Us! Research Support

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Research Support / AskUs

Students, staff, and faculty consult with librarians on their research. You might reach out to a librarian when

  • you hit a wall in your research
  • your usual process isn't working for a particular project
  • you want to learn about new tools and strategies to aid your research


This is often the fastest way to reach a librarian. You can chat 24/7 - depending on the time of day, you might chat with a UMD librarian or a librarian from another university.

Reach a Subject Librarian

This is a good option if you want to talk about a project in depth. A subject librarian (e.g., the business librarian) will be most familiar with the relevant tools for their subjects.
Librarians listed by subject


These contain links to relevant tools and research tips. Guides are organized by subject. 
Research guides


You can also reach a librarian at [email protected] or 218-726-8100.

Who May Use Ask Us?

Ask Us! is for UMD students, faculty, staff, distance education students, Northeast Minnesota residents, and those requesting information unique to UMD. Chats are recorded and saved for one month. Chat content remains confidential—we make every effort to protect your privacy