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At Clark, both faculty and students do research. Librarians are available to assist faculty with their research and teaching, and to work with them in developing students’ information fluencies.

  • Information Fluencies: The abilities to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.
  • Clark graduates need to be able to deal with the complex information environment both here at Clark and after Clark.
  • They need to be capable, curious, information-fluent, independent-thinkers and life-long learners.
  • Opportunities for Clark students to build these information fluencies abound both inside and outside the classroom.
  • At Clark Libraries, we strive to support the Association of College and Research Libraries Framework.

Our librarians can assist you at all stages of the research process.

  • Make an appointment or drop-in anytime during our desk hours.
  • We will come to your office to discuss your research project.
  • We will fill rush requests for Interlibrary Loan materials.
  • We can help you with resources from Endnote to historical primary materials.

The Research librarians at Clark offer many options for assignments, classes, and engagement with your students inside and outside the classroom that will help them develop their research skills.

  • Personal Research Librarian:
  • Research librarians will provide ongoing individual reference support to undergraduate and graduate students at key points in their Clark careers, from their First-Year to majors-related research to capstones or honors.
  • Consultation on Assignments:
  • Librarians are happy to work with you and your students on assignments including writing literature reviews or book reviews, citation searching, comparing primary resources.
  • Study group support:
  • Students in classes, research groups, or other student activities who want to develop their skills in a collaborative, contextual environment can contact Research librarians to work with them as a group.
  • LEEP Fellowships:
  • Over the past five years, the Library has sponsored a variety of LEEP Fellows as diverse as historical work on Goddard’s WWI collection to research on academic library web pages.
  • Online research Guides:
  • Custom-designed LibGuides for your students and classes.
  • Course-related classes or Library orientations:
  • Librarians will work with you and your students in the classroom setting in order to acclimate them to the Library, help them develop skills in how to use the Library’s resources, or guide them in the research process using resources both here and beyond Clark.
  • Library Workshops
  • Library Research Tutorial
  • How to Videos
Please contact Reference/Instruction Librarian Andrew Haggarty x7389 or Head of Public Services Rachael Shea x7582 for more information about any of these opportunities.


Ask a Librarian

  Call us: 508-793-7579

  Text us: 508-715-2247

   Ask Us: Submit a question

   Schedule a Research Help Appointment


Goddard Library Research Services

Mon-Thurs: 9am-9pm

Fri: 9am-5pm

Sunday: 1pm-5pm

How to Videos

Quick instructions on using library resources

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