Consult a Bell Library curator

Our staff works with individuals and small groups to find materials in the collection for your research topic. The service is available everyone.

About consultations

Our staff works with individuals and small groups to locate materials in the collection appropriate for your research topic. The service is available everyone. All consultations will be provided online until fall semester 2021. 

Curators can provide personalized support to

  • refine your research question,
  • construct effective search strategies,
  • identify library resources to answer your question,
  • refer you to other specialists, guides, or resources, and
  • allow you to proceed with future research, building on a subset of resources.

Prepare for your consultation:

  • Consultations usually take between 30 and 60 minutes.
  • Be prepared to discuss your research topic and provide any preliminary research you have conducted.

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Contact a curator

Marguerite Ragnow

Dr. Marguerite Ragnow, Curator
612-624-6895 (effective 09/7/2021)
ragn0001@umn.edu

Anne Good, assistant curator

Dr. Anne Good, Assistant Curator
612-624-7040 (effective 09/07/2021)
agood@umn.edu

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