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Research Engagement and Scholarship Librarians are here to help you with your research in person, via phone, and online.

Virtual help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We provide professional research support to EIU students, staff and faculty as they navigate the complex resources in the EIU's Booth Library.

Working on a research paper or a thesis?

Do you have questions about resources and strategies to help you find all the relevant research?
Do you feel confident that your review of the scholarly literature is as thorough as it could be?
Are you happy with the format and accuracy of the works you cite?

Learn how reference librarians can help.

What do Research Engagement and Scholarship Librarians do?

Booth Library has a large collection of reference resources in print and online

Reference books, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, almanacs and statistical compendia are those materials that are consulted as sources of information or as guides to other resources. These works are great places to begin your research.

Our reference collection contains books on all subjects. Many are in print, and hundreds of reference E-books and online reference resources are available.

The library subscribes to 300+ online databases providing you with high quality and scholarly information in all subjects.

There are several computers available in the Reference room for use in accessing the library databases and any resources linked from the library web pages including the EIU Library Catalog to find books, E-books, CDs, DVDs, government documents, musical scores, and more.

If you are off campus, all library resources are available from any computer with an internet connection.

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Research Engagement and Scholarship Librarians:

David Bell
David Bell Librarian
Research Engagement and Scholarship | 217-581-7547 | 3505 Booth Library | Selected Works
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Steve Brantley
Steve Brantley Head of Research Engagement and Scholarship
Research Engagement and Scholarship | 217-581-7542 | 3501 Booth Library | Selected Works
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Kirstin Duffin
Kirstin Duffin Librarian
Research Engagement and Scholarship | 217-581-7550 | 3513 Booth Library | Selected Works
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Michele McDaniel
Michele McDaniel Coordinator of Ballenger Teachers Center and Librarian

Ballenger Teachers Center - Research Engagement and Scholarship | 217-581-6099 | 3517 Booth Library | Selected Works
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Amy Odwarka
Amy Odwarka First-Year Experience/Student Success Librarian
Research Engagement and Scholarship | 217 581-6006 | 4411 Booth Library
Heather Wohltman
Heather Wohltman Library Operations Associate
Research Engagement and Scholarship | 217-581-6072 | 3000 Booth Library

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600 Lincoln Avenue,
Charleston, IL 61920
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