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Reference and Research Support Services

Reference and Research Support Services

Paul Meek Library's Reference Services Statement

Professional librarians in the Paul Meek Library are committed to providing the highest quality reference and research support services for all students, faculty, and staff.

Reference services and research support are available to students at the University of Tennessee at Martin campus in Martin, remote students in online degree programs, dual enrollment students, and students attending Regional Centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley, Selmer, and Sommerville. Our goal is to create confident independent researchers by providing reference services that are accurate, efficient, and respectful. 

Reference services are available through in-person appointments, online chat, phone, email, and drop-in during posted hours. If appointments are needed beyond traditional hours, please contact a librarian by clicking here.

Reference and Research Services Access

  • General online chat services.
  • Phone services reference.
  • Walk up reference in librarian office.
  • Individual appointments with a librarian.
  • Instruction of classes as requested by a professor/instructor for specific or generic assignments.
  • Train students to navigate the databases and library website to be confident in their own research efforts.
  • Embed in particular classes for immediate student access to a reference librarian.
  • Assist administration with research projects.
  • Assist faculty and staff in research efforts toward completing a degree.
  • Offer instruction on citations, documentation and quality of resources used for research.

Reference and Research Support 

  • Exploring search strategies.
  • Guided searching and identification of resources.
  • Assistance in topic exploration.
  • Navigation of research databases.
  • Assistance evaluating information.
  • Teaching information literacy skills.
  • One-on-one research consultations.

Please feel free to reach out to a librarian with questions regarding your research. 

Reference services and supports are led by Conrad Pegues, Assistant Professor and Public Services Librarian. For additional questions, please Conrad Pegues in the Paul Meek Library at cpegues@utm.edu or 731-881-3464