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- research/assignment deadlines,
- what sources you have searched so far (for example: Google Scholar, the library catalogue, specific databases/websites, nothing yet, etc..),
- what kind of information you are hoping to find
March 19, 2020 update: While the physical SFU Libraries are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 measures, I'm happy to continue to support you in your research and respond to your collections questions remotely. Please feel free to contact me via email during this time. You may also leave a voicemail on my office phone, which I can respond to from my home office phone, if you prefer. Video conferencing is also an option.
Please note that our virtual reference service AskAway remains open, continuing with our usual extended evening and weekend hours.
If you are contacting me about a research question, please include some background detail, such as:
No need to provide the above information in extensive detail (unless you wish): some simple point-form notes is often enough to get us started.
Although I try to answer all questions within a couple business days, I can't always promise a fast response time. If you have a very tight deadline, you should use the SFU Library's chat, email, phone, and in-person Ask a Librarian services: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/ask-us/.