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Research Consultations

This guide provides an overview of NU Library's Research Consultation service.

What Time is my Research Consultation?

The NU Library observes Pacific Time for live help hours, scheduled workshops, and individual research consultation appointments.

Below is the current local time for the NU Library:

Need Writing Help?

If you need assistance with APA, mechanics, style of writing, or citation formatting, please contact the Academic Success Center.

Need Research Help Right Away?

If your deadline is within the next four business days (M-F), request immediate help (i.e., not a research consultation). Here are ways to get help right away:

The Library’s website and resources are available 24/7

Phone:     (888) 628-1569

Text/SMS: (928) 550-6552

Email: library@ncu.edu

Library Staffed Hours

(not including observed holidays)

All times below are show in Mountain Standard Time. Arizona does not participate in Daylight Savings Time. Use the Time Zone Converter to check your local time. 

Monday through Thursday    

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM 

Friday  

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday  

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Research Consultations @ NU Library

Research Consultations are live, one-on-one sessions that provide in-depth, high-level, and customized research assistance with a reference librarian. These sessions are NOT meant to provide basic library navigation and searching skills. Research consultations are most beneficial for students who have a clearly identified research topic and have already done significant research on their own.

Research Consultation Areas of Assistance: 

  • Developing your search strategy
  • Identifying relevant databases and journals
  • Finding and evaluating information resources
  • Discovering alternative search terms for your topic
  • Using advanced search techniques for specific databases
  • Narrowing your search results

Below are our current one-on-one session offerings. Each one-on-one offers a specific type of assistance. Please review them thoroughly and if you need assistance deciding which session would be best for you, speak with a Library team member through our Ask Us! page.

For questions or assistance with assignment interpretation or specific requirements, please speak with your course instructor. 

If you need help with APA, Mechanics, Style of Writing, Synthesis, Analysis, or Citation Formatting, please contact the Academic Success Center for support.

Research Consultations

Research Consultations

Research Consultations are live, individual sessions that provide students with the opportunity to learn how to conduct research, find relevant resources, and explore ways to effectively build upon knowledge within their fields of study. Sessions are personalized toward student needs and provide students with the insight and tools needed for successfully completing assignments and establishing a research routine. 

Recommended prior to signing up for this session: 

If you need help with APA, Mechanics, Style of Writing, Synthesis, Analysis, or Citation Formatting, please contact the Academic Success Center for support. 

Please review all requirements for a Research Consultation prior to signing up on our Research Consultations page.

Book a Research Consultation

Doctoral Consultations

Doctoral Consultations

Doctoral Consultations are live, one-on-one sessions that provide in-depth, high-level, and customized research assistance with a reference librarian. These sessions are NOT meant to provide basic library navigation and searching skills. Research consultations are most beneficial for students working on a capstone, thesis or dissertation.  

If you need help with APA, mechanics, style of writing, synthesis, analysis, or citation formatting, please contact the Academic Success Center for support.

Students are strongly encouraged to view the following instruction prior to their appointment:

Please review all requirements for a Research Consultation prior to signing up. 

Book a Doctoral Consultation

Legal Consultations

Legal Research Consultations

Legal Research Consultations are live, one-on-one sessions available for JFK School of Law students and NU Paralegal students.

Some of the topics a consultation can cover include:

  • Navigating Westlaw Edge, Lexis + (JFK Students) and LexisNexis (Paralegal students).
  • Locating federal and state case law, statutes and regulations.
  • Researching a legal topic using both primary and secondary sources such as legal encyclopedias, practice treatises, West keynotes, etc.
  • Orientation to bar prep resources, exam prep, and study aid materials for law students.
  • Textbook access questions for law students.
  • And any other legal research questions you may have.

Book an appointment and please provide as much detail as possible on your legal research question.

If you need help with APA, mechanics, style of writing, synthesis, analysis, or citation formatting, please contact the Academic Success Center for support.

Book a Legal Research Consultation

We value your feedback!

If you are a student who has attended a research consultation, then we would appreciate feedback on your experience as it will help us to improve our sessions and service moving forward. 

If you are a Dissertation Chair or Professor who recommended the Research Consultation service to a student, then we would appreciate your response to our short survey to document any observations or feedback on the service and your student's progress.