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Rising Scholars Program: Merced College Library: Research Request Forms

Cross-disciplinary library guide that provides one stop for accessing resources for students and faculty. Forms, timelines and contact information are also provided.

Policies and Guidelines

Forms and policies are printable. 

  • Please encourage student to fill out the top of research request completely

  • One request from each student, two times per month per class/section.  

  • Forms can be used to request research information unrelated to the assignment, but within the scope of Merced College Library Policies.  

  • Forms are scanned by staff Melissa and Bianca: all information must be on the front page to be captured by scan.  The librarian and professor will be emailed the scanned documents.


Policies re Library Materials and Incarcerated Students

Printable documents (see file attachment below).

  • Please include this policy statement in your syllabus or when you first distribute the Research Request forms.  


Research Request Forms

Distribute Research Request forms for Student use

  • Print in black and white: do NOT use colored paper
  • One Research Request per student, two times per month for each section enrolled.  
  • Requests are answered in the order they are received, usually within 3-7 days depending on workload.
  • Instructor is notified via email when the Research Requests are added to packets (correspondence modality), or when placed in instructor box (in-person modality).