Due to the high number of research requests, personnel in the Department of Special & Area Studies Collections have limited time available to exceed standard reference services when responding to individual research topics. If you are not able to arrange a visit to the University of Florida to conduct your research, you may want to hire a local researcher. We can provide you a list of potential researchers upon request. The researchers listed should be contacted directly for information on costs and services. The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries provides these names as an information service only and does not endorse any individuals or companies listed, nor can we guarantee their work. All arrangements for research to be performed, fees paid, method of payment, etc. are strictly private between you the patron and the researcher that you hire.