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Science Services

Consultations for Science and Research

Schedule a free consultation with our Research and Instruction Librarians.

For general questions, you can also use the following services:

  • Drop-in: Stop by our Research Help Desk on Goldfarb 1. Our hours are Monday- Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Consultation: Schedule a research consultation with a subject librarian or specialist; consultations can be offered in person or online via Zoom.
  • Email:
  • Chat: Use the "Chat with a Librarian" button on any of the Research pages to chat with a librarian during service hours.
  • Phone: 781-736-4627

Who can get a consultation?

Consultation services are available to Brandeis community members, including

  • undergraduates
  • graduate students
  • faculty and researchers

What might a consultation with our Science Librarian look like?

  • Get help articulating and focusing research topics
  • Find the right search tools, databases, and technology for effective research strategies
  • Get help evaluating and citing sources, and managing citations for your work
  • Get help locating or formatting data and metadata

What might a consultation with Data Services look like?

  • Get help with programming languages and packages for data handling and statistical analysis
  • Get advice on statistical methods for a variety of data types
  • Evaluate research and data management practices for reproducible science and compliance