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Research Help

Ways to Get Help & Contact Information

Reference Librarians can assist with:

  • Locating information both within and outside the Bentley Library
  • Recommending search tools
  • Developing a research strategy
  • Evaluating sources
  • Citing sources

You can get research help from a librarian in the following ways - no appointment needed!

Research Consultations: Research Help by Appointment

Research Consultations are scheduled one-on-one meetings with a reference librarian. You can also schedule these consultations for a small group. Consultations usually last 30 minutes and take place during Reference Librarian Hours. 48 hours advanced notice required.

Summer 2021 Reference Librarian Hours

Sunday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am to 9:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Eastern Time

Hours may change during the holidays and intersessions. For up-to-date information, call 781.891.2300.

If you have a question outside of our hours, feel free to send us an email at and we can respond when we return. You can also check if there is a Research Guide for your topic or search our Frequently Asked Questions to see if an answer is already available for your question.

Live Chat Help

Live chat help from a Bentley Reference Librarian is available during reference librarian hours. 

Research Guides

Research Guides are resources created by Bentley University Librarians to guide you through research. Research guides can be developed around a specific class, subject area, or concern special topics

These guides will contain a map of best bet resources of where to find information and search tips to make the research process easier. A research guide may include a list of relevant databases to search in, suggested search terms, recommended book titles, lists of websites, and more.


Recommended Research Guides