Paul Showalter

Coordinator of Instruction & Assessment

Hi, I'm Paul Showalter, a research librarian for Classical Studies, Modern Languages, and Education in Swem Library. Thanks for making a research appointment with me.

Here's what to expect:

When you arrive for your appointment, please come to Swem Library's Research Desk and ask for me.

We'll then find a computer at which to work. You should also feel free to use your laptop during our consultation.

If your appointment is for help finding sources for a research project, I'll coach you through the process of choosing the best databases and other sources; designing the best search strategy (including choosing the best search terms); and capturing the citations and full-text of the sources that you think are useful for your project.

Please email me ( with any questions.