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Research Help

Reference Librarians can assist with:

  • Locating information both within and outside the Bentley Library
  • Recommending search tools
  • Developing a research strategy
  • Evaluating sources
  • Citing sources

Reference Hours Summer 2024

Sunday                            Closed

Monday - Wednesday    8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday                         8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday                              8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday                         Closed

Hours may change during the holidays, intersessions, and for unforeseen circumstances. For up-to-date information, check the library hours calendar.

Ways to Get Help During Our Hours

Visit the Reference Desk, Main Level of Library

Call 781-891-2300

Text 781-728-0511


Chat with a librarian:


Schedule a Research Consultation

Research Consultations are scheduled, one-on-one meetings with a reference librarian. You can also schedule these consultations for a small group. Consultations usually last 30 minutes and take place during Reference Librarian Hours. 48 hours advanced notice requested for scheduling purposes.

Schedule a Research Consultation using our online form.

Ways to Get Help Outside Our Hours

If you have a question outside our usual hours, send an email to and we will respond when we return. You can also check if there is a Research Guide for your topic or search our Frequently Asked Questions to see if an answer is already available for your question.

Research Guides

Research Guides are resources created by Bentley University Librarians to guide you through your research. Research guides are developed around a specific class, subject area, or special topic

A research guide may include a list of relevant databases to search in, suggested search terms, recommended book titles, lists of websites, and more.

Recommended Research Guides