Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Waidner-Spahr Library

Resources for International Students: Getting Help or Evaluating Sources

Where Do I Get Help with Research?

Your librarians are always here to help! Anytime you have a question about your research project, the easiest way to get help is to ask a librarian. Librarians at Dickinson are full-time professionals trained to provide research assistance and support to all faculty and students. They can not only help find the answer to your question, but also teach you essential skills to become a better researcher.

  • Visit the Ask a Librarian page on the library website to find out how to ask a librarian a research question or schedule a virtual appointment.
  • All librarians have their own subject specialties. If you have declared a major, learn which librarian is liaison to your department by visiting the Librarian Profiles and searching by subject. The librarian responsible for your department tends to have more training in your subject field, and is usually the best person to help you, especially when you are working on a specialized topic in your field.

Evaluating Sources for Your Research

During your work at Dickinson, you will be required to evaluate sources independently and decide if they are useful for your work. Here are some resources to help you get started and learn more:

Throughout your research, contact a librarian for guidance or feedback!