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Email Etiquette

This guide will help you craft emails that are professional.

This page has information specific to emailing those in the academic community. For general etiquette tips that should be implemented in ALL formal communication, click the General Etiquette Tips tab.

Emailing Your Librarian

When emailing your librarian to ask for assistance locating research, please provide the following information

  • Assignment requirements - attach the assignment requirements and/or the grading rubric
  • Search Terms - tell the librarian what terms you have already tried
  • Issues/Problems - what problem are you having? wrong publication type? articles not in English? Results not relevant, or too few results?
  • Make sure to reply to any responses from your librarian.

Emailing your Academic Advisor

When emailing your academic advisor, or anyone else in the university who has access to your student file, include your student ID number. Doing so will get you a faster response, as they won't have to email you back asking for this information.