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IDSC 100: Civil Discourse in a Troubled Age

Professors Bill North and Sindy Fleming -- Fall 2023

Schedule an Appointment with Brie

Brie Baumert

I'm happy to meet with you - in person or virtually!


My office hours vary from day to day, so please click on the link below and schedule a time to meet with me in person in the Libe or on Zoom. 

Schedule an Appointment


If you are unable to find a time that works with your schedule, email me at bbaumert (we can work something out!) or stop by the Research/IT Desk where there's no appointment necessary. 


Office: Libe 470  
Zoom Meeting:
Phone: 507-222-4906
Pronouns: She/her

Schedule an Appointment with Sarah

Sarah Calhoun trading card

I'm happy to work with you! (Call me Sarah)

Liaison to: History, Asian Studies, Digital Arts and Humanities, European Studies, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 

Schedule an appointment

Scheduled Appointment

In person in Libe, or over Zoom (link emailed to you in Google Calendar event) -- choose location when booking the appointment.  

Unscheduled Appointment​

Email or stop by the Research/IT Desk where there's no appointment necessary

Office: Libe 471 - Email: - Phone: 507-222-5305 - Pronouns: she/her/hers

History Department drop-in help time this term

In the History Department lounge (second Leighton)

  • (weeks 2-10) Mondays 3-4pm

Types of Questions Students Bring to Librarians

Here are a few ideas of the kinds of things students ask me in appointments:

  • How to access a journal article, book, or other publication that's hard to find.
  • Improving on existing searching: where else to look, can't find something you expected to find.
  • Not sure where to start and want to talk it through.
  • Tips for searching in an unfamiliar discipline.
  • Not sure what I've found - is this a publication? Is it credible? Does it count as peer-reviewed?
  • How to use Catalyst - I haven't used libraries like this much or at all before.
  • I thought there would be lots of research, but I can't find much.
  • There is too much and I am not sure how to scope what I choose to read.
  • How to use Zotero or EndNote.
  • Wonder about resources I haven't found or used before.
  • How do I know when I've searched enough?