Clark Library Consultation Services

For larger research projects, we recommend scheduling a research consultation with a librarian. Research consultations are available to everyone, including faculty, staff, students and community members. They usually run 30-60 minutes in length, and involve connecting researchers with appropriate materials and resources for learning technologies. Many patrons are surprised to discover the many types of maps, government information or data resources in our collection that can support their research, and tools that can be used to support their research.

Please email or call to make an appointment. You can email, or email a specific consultant based on their expertise, from the staff listing.


Librarians or graduate student assistants provide reference assistance to Clark Library patrons during all hours of operation.

Anyone is welcome to come use the collections or ask for research assistance. Reference is provided in-person, by phone at 734-764-0410, or via email to . An appointment is recommended for in-person assistance so that you can meet with an appropriate librarian or staff member.

Reference assistance includes:

navigate government-produced resources including print depository items, subscription-based databases, and electronic resources made available for free online
bibliographic searching
analytical and historical bibliography
database searches
assistance with locating and obtaining cartographic materials
assistance with spatial information.

Class use of the collection, class presentations and other uses may be arranged by contacting us.

For extended assistance with database searches or large research projects, it is advisable to schedule a research consultation.

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