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Research Guides

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Librarian for French & Italian Studies, Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and German Studies

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Deb Raftus
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(206) 685-1640
Skype Contact: draftus

How I Can Help You

For students, I can:

  • Recommend the best databases to search for your research topic
  • Help you brainstorm keywords
  • Track down tricky citations
  • Answer your questions via email, phone or Zoom
  • Meet with you individually to hash out your topic or discuss research strategies
  • Tell you about library services
  • Purchase books and other material needed for your research

For faculty, I can:

  • Track down tricky citations
  • Do a quick literature review
  • Introduce your students to research tools and strategies via a workshop
  • Create Canvas modules tailored to your class assignments
  • Discuss ways to best incorporate research skills and library materials into your class assignments
  • Meet with your students individually
  • Purchase books and other material needed for your research
  • Tell you about library services
  • Act as a liaison communicating the department's concerns and needs to library administration

More Help

Research Guides

Subject and class guides created by me to help you with your academic work:

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