Many courses require research projects or papers, especially towards the end of the semester.
Few research projects are successful without reading, studying, evaluating, synthesizing and/or referencing earlier works - whether printed materials, visual art, oral presentations, data compendia, musical works or digital media. In addition to your professor or instructor, obviously, a reference librarian is one of the best partners you can rely on while conducting research. There are reference librarians in every campus library and special collections.
Research projects are also facilitated by professional staff in other departments on campus: