Subject librarians are members of the FSU Libraries faculty who are your most important resource for assistance relating to your discipline. Subject librarians understand the information needs of their specific areas of study and additionally, represent their department in appropriate forums within the library. The subject librarian is fully knowledgeable about library products and services so as to represent these effectively to others in their subject area.
For subject-specific reference consultations, contact the subject librarian in your field.
For research assistance that is less specialized but more immediate, we recommend the Ask A Librarian function. There are two ways to immediately connect with a FSU librarian; the first is via Ask A Librarian live chat. Using the form below or clicking here, enter your question and you will have immediately started a dialogue with a FSU librarian.
The second option is to use our Text a Librarian service. Text message your query to (850)-937-7067.
In order to schedule a one-on-one research consultation with a subject librarian, you may use the form embedded below, or click here. Please note that if you would like to schedule an electronic research consultation, on the form you must select the Remote Consultation option in order to schedule a phone, email, or video chat consultation. Additionally, please allow at least 48 hours notice to schedule your consultation session. If you need assistance within a smaller window of time, please use our previously mentioned Ask A Librarian service.
FSU Libraries is as dedicated to helping faculty with personal research projects as it is to assisting students in their academic endeavors. The services we provide are not just for students; your research is just as important to us. There are several research options provided by FSU Libraries that are accessible from a distance to assist you in your studies, including a large number of databases that index academic papers and journals; a good place to start your selection is via one of these suggestions:
If you're on the hunt for eBooks, one of the following options is an excellent place to start looking:
We know that managing your bibliographic resources can become tedious; for this reason, FSU Libraries offers access to several citation management tools. As an alternative, there are also open-source, free citation management tools for you to browse as well. The following is just a small sampling of the different citation management resources out there: