Request a Health Sciences Research Consultation

Individual consultations with a health sciences librarian are available to members of the Queen's community. New faculty and graduate students may wish to book a consultation to get an overview of Bracken Library's resources and services. Other examples of how a librarian can assist you through a consultation include:

  • Formulating a research question
  • Preparing database searches, including finding appropriate subject headings / keywords
  • Conducting systematic reviews
  • Reviewing use of a particular database or resource
  • Finding and using multimedia (images, videos, audio clips)
  • Identifying and downloading Queen's University Library-provided mobile apps (e.g. point of care tools)

Please complete the following, providing as much detail as possible to help us better prepare for your consultation. Questions marked with an asterisk are required fields. We will reply to your request within 1 business day of receipt.

 Required so we can verify your Queen's affiliation.

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Optional by default. Required if you select Phone as preferred method of contact.

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Describe in 1 or 2 sentences.

E.g. grant application, research paper, thesis or dissertation, systematic review, graduate course project, preparation of course content, etc.

Check all that apply.

If you selected Other (please specify), use this field to list the databases.

Please provide at least two dates and times. (Note: Consultations are normally scheduled at Bracken Library between 8:30 and 4:30, Monday to Friday. They typically take 30 to 60 minutes. We usually need a minimum of two days notice when scheduling a consultation.)

If you can't meet in person at Bracken, please check this box and we will contact you with alternative methods of conducting your consultation.

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Queen's Royal Charter of 1841, as amended. The personal information will be used to contact you regarding your request. If you have any questions, contact Head, Bracken Health Sciences Library, Botterell Hall, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6, 613-533-2510.