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Research Process: A Step-By-Step Guide: Ask Us

A guide to help you through the steps of the research process.

Writing Center

The Academy of Art Writing Lab helps students develop the skills they need to become better writers. Help is available at any stage in the writing process.

MLA, Chicago & APA Citation Styles

Use the pages under Step 5: Citation for MLA, Chicago & APA Citation Styles formatting guidelines and citation examples.

Reference Help

Ask a Librarian

Do you have a reference question, but can't make it to the library to talk to a librarian? Submit your question here and one of our librarians will get back to you within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. During business hours you can give us a call at 415-618-3842 to speak to a librarian.

If you would like individual research help, you can also use the Ask a Librarian link above to schedule an appointment with a librarian for a research consultation. You can meet with a librarian in person, online, or on the phone.

This service is available to currently enrolled Academy of Art University students and faculty only.

Off-Campus Access

The Library provides remote access to journals, magazines, newspapers, E-books, streaming videos, and more.

To access these resources from off-campus, when prompted, enter your name and the 8-digit student or faculty ID number located on the front of your AAU ID card.


Subject Librarian

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Debra Sampson
180 New Montgomery St., 6th FL
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 618-3916
Subjects:Design, Liberal Arts