Research Help

There are several ways to get research help at Shake Library.  Whether you just need a few facts or you need in-depth, personalized research help, the librarians at Shake are here to help:

In Person
Shake Library's Front Desk is a good starting point; it is open anytime the library is open. The Front Desk is located on the first floor by the front doors.

You can speak directly to a librarian by calling 812-888-5810 during regular library hours.

You can send questions by e-mail to Normally we will respond within 24-48 hours or less. E-mail reference is intended for current students, faculty and staff of Vincennes University. Others should work with their local public, school or academic library.

Need More Help? 

Schedule a Personalized Consultation with the librarian dedicated to your Academic College.  This service is available to VU students, faculty, and staff. Find your Librarian online.

Tips for scheduling your Personalized Consultation:

  • It's best to schedule your consultation a couple weeks before the assignment is due. 
  • Be prepared to provide as much information about the assignment or paper and your topic as possible when you schedule.
  • Please schedule consultations as far in advance as possible, at least two days, to allow the librarian enough time to prepare.