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Here Are All the Ways I Can Help You

I can help you with a wide variety of research-related tasks. For example, I can help you:

  • Understand your writing prompt
  • Brainstorm research topic ideas
  • Find background information to get you started
  • Develop your research topic
  • Help you create your research questions to focus your search for information and the flow of your paper
  • Find detailed information from reliable sources to answer your research questions and build a body of evidence for the points you want to make in your paper or speech
  • Learn to format your paper and cite your sources in APA format

Here are the best ways to contact me:

Please use the Inbox in Canvas.

(209) 575-6082

Fall 2022 Research Help
The Library & Learning Centers are open on both campuses. We have drop-in Research Help scheduled 6 days per week. In addition, we also have an MJC librarian available 6 days a week with whom you can talk on the telephone, chat, text, or email. Here are our hours
To connect with a librarian for immediate help, you'll want to visit Ask a Librarian during our regular hours.
To work with me directly, you can:
  • Drop in during one of my scheduled Research Help times below
  • Make an Appointment with me (see below)
  • Chat with me when I am online (see below)
  • Contact me in the Canvas Inbox so that we can arrange a convenient time for you. 

Here are the times I'm scheduled for online and in-person research help. If these times do not work for you, please just message me in the Inbox and we'll work out a time convenient for you:

My Drop-In Research Help Hours 

  (East Campus)
Monday   10-11 AM
Tuesday    1-5 PM
Wednesday    9-11 AM
Thursday    9 AM-12 PM
Friday   10 AM - 4 PM on a rotating basis


Make an Appointment with me by just clicking on the button below, then picking your date/time. If you don't see a time that works for you, please send me a message in the Canvas Inbox and I'll find a time that works for you.


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