Research & Instruction

The Research & Instruction Department supports all levels of inquiry, research, and instruction. Research & Instruction Librarians are available to facilitate your research and guide you in finding and using the most relevant print and online sources. Schedule an individual appointment in advance to ensure uninterrupted time with a librarian. R+I Librarians also teach a wide range of research classes across the college and oversee the development of the circulating physical book collection, ebook collections, electronic database subscriptions, and Reference collections.

Request a Research Class

Request research instruction tailored to your specific course and assignments by writing to researchhelp@risd.edu. Our teaching schedules fill up quickly! We require at least one week's advance notice for all class requests, a copy of your syllabus and the assignment/research prompt.

Request Individual Research Help

Email us at researchhelp@risd.edu or stop by the Research Help Desk and ask the student assistant to call the Librarian on duty.

Research Help Desk

1st Floor | 401 709-5902 |researchhelp@risd.edu

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