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Research Guides

I am the Libraries' liaison to interdisciplinary graduate programs in the sciences, research centers & institutes, and the Population Health Initiative.  I also serve as a liaison to the Department of Bioengineering with Christina Byrne, and I provide support for the scientific research community in general.

If you're a student, postdoc, research scientist, research administrator, faculty member, or other UW affiliate, and you'd like to know how the Libraries can help you, please contact me.  I'm happy to work with you by email, phone, Zoom, or in person.

How I Can Help You

For students, I can:

  • Work with you one-on-one to help you develop your research skills and use literature databases effectively.
  • Help you find information you need for assignments, literature reviews, lab work, and other purposes.
  • Help you with citation management tools like EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero.
  • Discuss ways to monitor the literature on an ongoing basis.


For instructors, I can:

  • Provide library content for your Canvas course.
  • Create a webpage tailored to a class assignment or scholarly project.
  • Introduce your students to research tools and strategies via a guest lecture or workshop.
  • Meet with your students individually to help with literature reviews and class projects.


For researchers, I can:

  • Discuss ways to improve your system for monitoring the literature.
  • Help you effectively use databases such as PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, & databases outside your discipline.
  • Assist with systematic reviews and other literature reviews.
  • Assist with searches for grant applications, IACUC protocols, presentations, and research challenges.
  • Help you with citation management tools such as EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley.
  • Teach a workshop tailored to your group's needs.
  • Discuss strategies for documenting and describing the impact of your research or your group's research.
  • Help you with publishing questions like identifying reputable journals and using ORCID iDs.
  • Help you with grant-related questions and tools like biosketches and the NIH public access policy.
  • Track down difficult-to-find information -- I love a challenge!

Scientific Research Librarian

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Diana Louden
Allen Library North