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Librarian Research Assistance: Librarian Research Assistance

How MWU Librarians can help researchers at any level with research for class or publication.

Writing a Research Paper or Presenting a Poster?

Librarians can help students, faculty and staff:

  • Explore and focus your research topic
  • Find gaps in the evidence
  • Make your searching more time-efficient
  • Construct and refine your search strategy
  • Expand your search to all relevant databases
  • Search for articles, books, statistics, datasets, and more
  • Collect, organize and cite your sources using Endnote

Planning to Publish Research?

Librarians can help:

  • Understand copyright restrictions in scholarly research and publishing
  • Avoid predatory publishers and journals

Faculty Search Request

MWU librarians can do literature searches for MWU faculty, subject to librarian workload and teaching responsibilities. Please complete the form linked here and a librarian will contact you within one or two workdays.

Contact a Librarian

Set up a research appointment or get help with questions

Library hours

Monday-Thursday: 7 AM to Midnight
Friday: 7 AM to 10 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 10 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to Midnight


Downers Grove, IL

Rebecca Arriola, MSLIS
(630) 515-6221

Colleen Bannon, MLIS
(630) 515-6189

Cynthia Snyder, MS, MLS
(630) 515-7666

Glendale, AZ

Sheila Donnelly, MLS
(623) 537-4347


Barbara Nadler, MS
(623) 572-3305



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TelephoneDowners Grove, IL (630) 515-6200
TelephoneGlendale, AZ (623) 572-3308
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Helping With Research

No one available? Don't know where to start? Hitting a roadblock?
These guides that librarians have created may answer your questions.

Downers Grove Campus Library (630) 515-6200
Littlejohn Hall
555 31st St. Downers Grove, IL 60515

Map and Driving Directions - IL

Glendale Campus Library (623) 572-3308
Sahuaro Hall
19555 N. 59th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85308

Map and Driving Directions - AZ