Peer Research Consultants Online

We are students trained to help our fellow ‘Canes. We are undergrad and grad students from a variety of majors including: philosophy, political science, biochemistry, and business administration. We work closely with librarians and staff for training on how to assist our fellow students with:

  • Developing search strategies
  • Finding scholarly resources
  • Creating and managing citations
  • Facilitating meetings with other Learning Commons experts

We are available for immediate assistance daily through our chat service in the sidebar. You can also request a meeting with a Peer Research Consultant:

Or, please send a question to our Ask a Librarian email:

To access research help on all three campuses, check out our comprehensive Ask a Librarian service.

We also work closely with our Learning Commons partners, the Math Lab, Creative Studio, Modern Languages, the Writing Center, and more!

Research Help


Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed


Meet our Peer Research Consultants!

  • Julia Arwari

    Julia is a senior from Champaign, Illinois, majoring in Public Health and minoring in Exercise Physiology. Julia will complete her master’s in Public Health at UM in 2025. She enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Madyson Carter

    Madyson is a sophomore from Jacksonville, FL, majoring in Marine Biology and Ecology. Madyson plans to go into a field of research after pursuing a higher education. Her research interests include ocean acidification, coral bleaching, and other climate change related issues. She enjoys reading, swimming, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Anika Engel

    Anika is a junior from Wilton, Connecticut. She is majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Psychology, Marketing, and Health Management and Policy. In her free time, Anika enjoys painting, reading, and practicing yoga.

  • Imani Koontz

    Imani is a junior from Newark, NJ. She is majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Art. She wants to pursue work in the fashion and beauty industry and her favorite genre to read is romance

  • Devon Mears

    Devon is a sophomore from Columbia, South Carolina, double majoring in Finance and Computer Science and minoring in Psychology. In his free time, Devon enjoys working out, reading, and traveling.

  • Katherine Villa

    Kate is currently a Ph.D. student in the Philosophy department. She also holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.

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