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Research librarians can help you to search for articles, books, statistics, datasets, and more! We can also help you to explore and focus your research topic, and to collect, organize, and cite your sources.  

Research help is available every weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on staff holidays. 

Ways To Get Research Help

Call: 781-736-4627

Chat: Use the Ask a Librarian slide out on any of the Research pages to chat with a librarian during service hours.


Drop in: Research Help Desk on the first floor of Goldfarb Library


The Research Help Desk is closed on staff holidays when classes are not in session.

Research Consultation

Every undergraduate major and graduate program at Brandeis has a librarian who specializes in that area of research. We are happy to be contacted and to meet by appointment to discuss your research!

Visit or call Monday - Friday, 9:00  a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Archives & Special Collections: 781-736-4686 / Judaica: 781-736-4688).

Helpful Resources

Find the resources you need for a specific topic.

Find the resources you need for specific Brandeis classes.

Report an issue with a database, e-book or e-journal.

Suggest the purchase of a book, journal, DVD or other scholarly resource.

For issues with your library account or borrowed items, or general inquiries about the library and library services, please email

Main Library Desk

For general information needs during Library open hours, visit or contact our Information and Borrowing desk in Goldfarb Library, 781-736-4670.

Find out about EndNote and Zotero and how to use them to manage your citations.

The Brandeis Library is dedicated to providing access and services to all members of the Brandeis community. Get detailed information on assistive services, book retrieval, parking, and more.

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