Q. How can I learn more about the Library's Research Commons?

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: Mar 08, 2017     Views: 38

In 2013, AU Library joined with partners from across campus to create AU Library's Research Commons. 

The Research Commons offers students a variety of services in one convenient central location—the first floor of the library. Services include:

  • Research Assistance & Reference Desk (get help finding academic sources & other general research help)
  • Professional Communication (practice oral presentations with experts )
  • Writing Center (appointment only)
  • Statistical Software Support (drop in help with SPSS, STATA and other quantitative software packages)
  • Technology Support Desk (hardware and software troubleshooting for students, faculty and staff)

The Research Commons academic partners' hours are posted on the Library website http://www.american.edu/library/about/hours.cfm   (click, then scroll down for Research Commons hours and contact information). Hours for the services vary, and some services are by appointment. Hours may be subject to minor changes – please check the website for most current information. 

The Reference Assistance / Reference Desk and the OIT Help Desk (technology assistance) remain open year round. Other Research Commons partners take a break after the last day of classes.

Learn more about the Research Commons.

Read the Press Release announcing opening of Research Commons, 2013

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