Research Assistance Program

What is it?

The Research Assistance Program is our New and Improved Personal Librarian Program.

A member of the reference team will work with you one-on-one
throughout your academic career to answer your questions about the research process.

What Can We Assist You With?

  • Assist with Citations
  • Search Strategies
  • Finding and navigating Databases
  • Finding Research Guides for your area of study
  • Finding articles and/or journals
  • Searching for books, videos, and e-books
  • Keeping you informed about new resources, services, as well as developments
    within the library


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  • Choose the librarian you would like to work one-on-one with you.
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If you have more questions or want more information, contact

Who is the Reference team?

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Chris Armstrong – Public Services Librarian – Head of the Reference Team

Member of the Reference Team since 2002.

“I am here to assist you in your research needs. I can help you develop a strategy for locating the right information. My expertise lies in the medical field which includes healthcare or nursing.”

Hours: Monday & Wednesday 7:30am-4:30pm(CST); Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 8am-5pm(CST)

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Lorraine Patrick – Reference/Instruction Librarian

Member of the Reference Team since 2003.

“I can provide you with reference and instructional library services. I also conduct online library instructions and information sessions on a variety of topics.”

Hours: Sunday 10am-7pm(CST); Monday – Thursday 9am-6pm(CST)

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Margie McCandless – Reference Support Specialist

Member of the Reference Team since 2004.

“I am glad to help you learn to navigate the library’s website so that you can locate the information you need. I also maintain our information literacy tutorial, BUILD IT.”

Hours: Tuesday & Friday 7:30am-4:30pm(CST); Wednesday & Thursday 12:30-9:30pm(CST); Saturday 8pm-5pm(CST)

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Mary Barrett – Reference Support Specialist

Member of the Reference Team since 2016.

“I am happy to offer you recommendations on how to begin your research, assist with finding resources, or help initiate keyword searches in the databases available at Bellevue University.”

Hours: Monday & Tuesday 12:30-9:30pm(CST); Wednesday & Friday 8am-5pm(CST); Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm(CST)

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Matt Colbert – Reference/Instruction Librarian

Member of the Reference Team since 2014.

“If you have any questions about the library, whether it is databases, LibGuides or tutorials, feel free to contact me. I conduct library instructions online and face-to-face.”

Hours: Monday – Friday 1:30-10:30pm(CST)

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