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Research Appointment

Research appointment is an individual search session, up to an hour in length, in which a student works intensively with a librarian to identify the best sources for a given topic. It is scheduled so both individuals can plan their time and the librarian can search for some of the information in advance.

How do I schedule one?

  1. Complete the Research Appointment Application
  2. Email completed form, or drop the printed form by the library
  3. The librarian will schedule the appointment

Participating Librarians

At least three days’ notice should be given for the librarian to prepare for the appointment. Impromptu research assistance might also be available without a written worksheet.

Sarah Clark
918-343-7719
sclark@rsu.edu

Carolyn Gutierrez
918-343-7786
cgutierrez@rsu.edu

Allison Embry
918-343-7717
aembry@rsu.edu

George Gottschalk
918-343-7720
ggottschalk@rsu.edu

Alan Lawless
918-343-7715
alawless@rsu.edu

Testimonials

We interviewed several RSU students about how the library resources benefited them the most during their Capstone research. Here's what they had to say.

Alicia Clohe Arnold
Alicia Clohe Arnold
The Problems with Funding Municipalities in Oklahoma
Alicia used our newspapers and government documents to research Capstone Project. She was also a frequent user of our databases and appreciated the orientation from a past class.
 
Ashley Dick
Ashley Dick
When Love is a Battlefield: Reversing Dangerous Romance
Ashley used the EBSCO databases and loved that she could create an account that allowed her to save all of her searches and access them later. She stated “EBSCO is awesome!”  She also used Interlibrary Loan frequently and felt it was “really easy to use and was a very pleasant experience.”
 
Brandice Williams
Brandice Williams
Dating, Sex, and Conspicuous Consumption
The databases were the most helpful and she also used other library materials, including books.
Brittany Powers
Brittany Powers
Manipulation and Fighting: Gender Impact on Adolescent Bullying Behavior
Brittany was able to use 4 articles that she received through Interlibrary Loan and found the library staff to be very helpful. When talking about the databases she commented, “If it wasn’t for those [databases] I wouldn’t have been able to formulate my paper!”
 
Daniel Hardt
Daniel Hardt
Starving to Succeed
Daniel used the EBSCO databases when conducting his research. He found 39 articles and used 25 articles for his final paper. He also checked out 7 books from the library. He went through 3 separate orientations in the past and found what he learned to be valuable while conducting his Capstone research.
 
Heidi Hills
Heidi Hills
Cross-National Comparison of Teen Suicide
Heidi used EBSCO databases, checked out or used many books, was a heavy utilizer of Interlibrary Loan articles. She also found her past orientation to be helpful.

Jennifer Potter
Jennifer Potter
The Effects of Religion on Attitudes toward Physician-Assisted Suicide
Jennifer utilized EBSCO databases and JSTOR was somewhat helpful. She had an orientation with Sarah Clark earlier in her academic career and that was benefited her while working on her Capstone project.
 
John Mautino
John Mautino
Wikileaks: Whistleblowing or Over-Classification
The EBSCO databases were John's primary source of information. He had a research appointment session in the past with one of our librarians and the information and skills he learned were very helpful in working on his Capstone project.
 
Kevin Edmundson
Kevin Edmundson
Kevin used the databases frequently and found our Reference collection to be extremely useful. He was able to find many resources in the psychology section. He had an orientation with Sarah Clark on the Bartlesville campus that has been beneficial throughout his academic career.
Mae Lina Donikowski
Mae Lina Donikowski
Drug Addiction: The Blame Game
Mae Lina found Interlibrary Loan easy and useful. She used EBSCO databases and JSTOR for the majority of her research and was able to find and use 23 articles for her final paper. She thought it was “extremely nice” to use our databases from home. She received such great support from Jan Ferris during a research appointment that she continued to seek out her help throughout her academic career.
 
Michelle Bales-Recoy
Michelle Bales-Recoy
Hoarding: Symptom of Syndrome?
The databases were extremely helpful. Michelle also used Interlibrary Loan “lots!” She had a library orientation for history class that really helped her understand and utilize the library resources more effectively.
 
Michele Feathers
Michelle Feathers
For the Rich, Not the Poor: How Welfare Programs Inhibit Marriage
Michele used Academic Search Complete to find most all of her resources for her Capstone Research project. She had an orientation in two of her classes and found them to be “really helpful” in her research efforts.
Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith
The Etiology of Anorexia Nervosa
The databases were Michelle's main resource for her Capstone Project. She found and received 2 articles through ILL and found several books through our library.
 
Nicole Paterson
Nicole Paterson
Medicalization of Birth: With or Without Stirrups
Nicole used the EBSCO databases and Interlibrary Loan. She went through 3 separate orientation classes all of which happened to be with Sarah Clark. These gave her a very good understanding of how to use all of the library resources.