Reference & Research Services

We serve the UW-Madison faculty, staff and students as well as community health professionals and Wisconsin residents.*

Our librarians are ready to help with your questions and research. We answer thousands of questions each year from straightforward, factual questions to performing complex literature reviews.

We can also consult with you on how to navigate the world of information as well as determine how best to manage the information you collect.

Selected service examples:

  • Verify citations
  • Look up factual and statistical questions
  • Perform literature searches
  • Perform or aid with systematic reviews
  • Assist with grants research
  • Answer clinical questions
  • Determine impact factors
  • Consult on citation managers such as EndNote, Zotero, etc.
  • Set up Current Awareness services with RSS, etc.
  • Help access information on mobile devices
  • Create publication inventories

Information obtained from Ebling Library is not intended as a replacement for meaningful communication with your health care professional team. We do not offer medical advice.

* Please note: While anyone may visit Ebling Library to use print and electronic resources, we cannot offer reference and research services to for-profit entities. Instead we encourage them to contact a fee-based service such as Wisconsin TechSearch (WTS).

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Reference assistance by librarians is available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday through email and chat. Virtual meetings using Zoom/Teams/Webex are also available by appointment.

In-person reference assistance by reference graduate students is available Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.