Personalized Research Assistance (PRA)
What is Personalized Research Assistance (PRA)?
How is it Different from Assistance at the Reference Desk?
A PRA appointment allows you to meet with a librarian without interruption for an extended period of time. It also gives the librarian a chance to prepare for the meeting and get a better idea of the types of resources available on your topic.
You may request a 30-45 minute PRA appointment between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Try to schedule your appointment early in your research process. If possible, drop off a copy of the assignment before your appointment, and let us know what aspect of your research is likely to cause you the most trouble. Finally, bring a copy of your assignment and any sources you may have already located with you to your session.
Complete the PRA Request Form. Copies are also located at the Circulation or Reference Desk.
Last Updated: July 2012