Research got you down? Confused about where to start? Get help!

Consult with your subject librarian to discuss

  • ideas, research topics and subject databases
  • critical thinking and search strategies
  • citation management
  • any other research questions you have

Email (or phone) the librarian for your topic area to set up an appointment. Not sure who to contact or need help now?  Try one of our Ask the Library services.

Let us know your research topic, what help you'd like, and some possible dates/times you are available.

Who can use this service?

All MSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members. We will work with groups as well as individuals. We can consult in person or if you are not in Bozeman, we can consult online as well


Department Subject Librarian Email Phone (406)
ACE Language Institute James Thull 994-5305
Agricultural Economics Greg Notess 994-6563
Agricultural Education Rachelle McLain 994-6549
American Studies Jan Zauha 994-6554
Animal & Range Science Rachelle McLain 994-6549
Anthropology Hannah McKelvey 994-4313
Architecture James Thull 994-5305
Art James Thull 994-5305
Biochemistry Greg Notess 994-6563
Biological Engineering Kris Johnson 994-7708
Business Greg Notess 994-6563
Cell Biology Leila Sterman 994-4519
Chemical Engineering Kris Johnson 994-7708
Chemistry Greg Notess 994-6563
Childrens Literature Sheila Bonnand 994-4130
Civil Engineering James Thull 994-5305
Computer Science Sara Mannheimer 994-3361
Disability Services Sheila Bonnand and Scott W. H. Young and 994-4130 and 994-6429
Distance Education - Extended University Mary Anne Hansen 994-3162
Diversity Awareness Scott W. H. Young and Jan Zauha and 994-6429 and 994-6554
Division of Student Success Star Bradley 994-6668
Earth Sciences Sheila Bonnand 994-4130
Ecology Star Bradley 994-6668
Education Mary Anne Hansen 994-3162
English Composition Mary Anne Hansen and Jan Zauha and 994-3162 and 994-6554
English Literature Jan Zauha 994-6554
Extension Service Rachelle McLain 994-6549
Gallatin College Mary Anne Hansen 994-3162
Government Documents Amy Foster 994-5301
Graduate School Greg Notess 994-6563
Health & Human Development Mary Anne Hansen 994-3162
History Kim Allen Scott and Jan Zauha and 994-5297 and 994-6554
Immunology Leila Sterman 994-4519
Industrial Engineering Scott W. H. Young 994-6429
International Programs Mary Anne Hansen 994-3162
Land Resources & Environmental Science Star Bradley 994-6668
Liberal Studies Jan Zauha 994-6554
Mechanical Engineering Scott W. H. Young 994-6429
Microbiology Leila Sterman 994-4519
Modern Languages and Literature - Japan Studies Sheila Bonnand 994-4130
Music Greg Notess 994-6563
Native American Studies James Thull 994-5305
Neuroscience Leila Sterman 994-4519
Nursing Sheila Bonnand and Mary Anne Hansen and 994-4130 and 994-3162
Office of Research and Economic Development Sara Mannheimer and Leila Sterman and 994-3361 and 994-4519
Philosophy Kim Allen Scott and Jan Zauha and 994-5297 and 994-6554
Physics Sheila Bonnand 994-4130
Plant Science & Plant Pathology Rachelle McLain 994-6549
Political Science Greg Notess 994-6563
Pre-Med Intake Sheila Bonnand and Mary Anne Hansen and 994-4130 and 994-3162
Psychology Mary Anne Hansen 994-3162
Religious Studies Jan Zauha 994-6554
Research Centers Rachelle McLain 994-6549
Residence Life Mary Anne Hansen 994-3162
SmartyCats Tutoring Star Bradley 994-6668
Sociology Hannah McKelvey 994-4313
Student Engagement Sheila Bonnand 994-4130
Women's and Gender Studies Jan Zauha 994-6554
Writing Center Jan Zauha 994-6554
WWAMI Sheila Bonnand and Mary Anne Hansen and 994-4130 and 994-3162


Not sure who to contact or need help now? Contact the Research Center Desk.