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Effective Writing (ENL-111)

Library resources that reinforce the research, writing, and information-literacy skills that carry Augsburg students through their undergraduate years and beyond

Make an Appointment

You can walk in and bring your research questions to an “on-call” Lindell librarian on weekdays, 9 am to 6 pm, but sometimes it's good to plan ahead. If you know when you'll be on campus and you want to be sure to see a librarian, schedule a one-on-one research appointment with a librarian who knows how to navigate assignments like yours. Librarians are available to meet in person Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments are generally between 15 and 30 minutes long, depending on your schedule.

You can also send your name, topic, and available dates and times to In either case, we'll get back to you by the next business day with a possible appointment match.

If your question can't wait, go to our 24-hour chat, where you'll find a librarian (although not necessarily one from Augsburg) for whom academic research is a piece of cake.

Other ways to reach the library, including phone numbers, are on our General Contacts page.

Writing Center

The Writing Center, located on Lindell's street level, can help with all parts of a writing assignment, including analyzing a topic and constructing a thesis. No appointment is necessary.; current hours are posted on their website,

Group Study Rooms

There are ten study rooms on the third floor of the library that can be reserved. For eight of them, you must be present in the library to use the sign-up sheet on the door. The two largest are reserved using Google Calendar. Go to our Study Room page for all the details.

Online Tutorials

Want to get started with choosing a topic? Or need a refresher in evaluating a Web resource? Day or night, professor-approved video tutorials are at your fingertips. Go to our JSTOR Research Basics course and pick what you want to learn from the left-hand column. Drill as deep or as shallowly as you like; there are optional online quizzes to keep you on your toes.

Citation Help

Citation style is like a secret code that scholars use to recognize quality research. You can crack the code! You'll find citation guidelines in many places on the library web site and on the Writing Center site.