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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 topic ideas and search terms
  • Find background information to get you started
  • Develop your research topic
  • 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
  • Learn how to use library research databases
  • Learn to format your paper and cite your sources in MLA format

MJC Writing Center

If you'd like help or extra support with the mechanics of writing, check out the MJC Tutoring & Writing Center. Peer tutors can help you with:

  • Brainstorming
  • Grammar
  • Writing your thesis statement
  • Introducing quotes
  • Writing introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions
  • Integrating evidence in your writing (Evidence sandwich)

Here are the best ways to contact me

Email: Please use the Inbox in Canvas.
Phone: (209) 575-6082

Spring 2023 Research Help

If you need immediate help, you'll want to visit Ask a Librarian during our regular hours. 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

Working directly with me

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 

  Drop-In Research Help 
Monday 9-11 AM (West Campus)
Tuesday 9-11 AM (East Campus)
Friday 10 AM - 4 PM on a rotating basis

Make an Appointment with Me

Here are my weekly appointment times. Simply click on the button below, then pick your date/time. If you don't see a date or time that works, just message me using the Inbox and we'll work something out.

  Appointment Times (Online or In-Person)
Monday 12-3 PM
Tuesday 12-5 PM
Wednesday 11 AM -1 PM
Thursday 10 AM -12 PM
Friday Varies - Just check the appointment schedule by clicking on the button below


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