Research Servcie
"I can find it faster than you can."

  • Short- and long-term projects
  • Fact-checking
  • Specialty: helping authors

Now retiring from the library reference desk, Jeanne is available to help you with your research. Since she has published in the areas of history, commentary, cancer, and humor as well as thousands of feature articles, she has a strong basis from which to begin. A member of Sisters in Crime and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she has developed a special reputation for helping authors find tidbits and information they need for their writing projects. She is a whiz at both book and online research.

Some satisfied customers comment.

  • "While there was no joy in Mudville when Jeanne Bracken, reference librarian extraordinaire, retired, it is a boon for writers as she can now devote all her time to making us look good. There's is simply no subject she can't amplify or fact she can't nail down."
    Katherine Hall Page, Agatha-award winning author of the Faith Fairchild mystery series

  • "If Jeanne Bracken can't find the information you're looking for, it probably doesn't exist."
    Barbara Neely, author of the Blanche White mystery series.

  • "If Jeanne Bracken didn't exist, we poor ignorant citizens of Lincoln would have to struggle along on our own, fumbling through card indexes and losing ourselves in the wilderness of cyberspace. What a nightmare! Imagine a world without Jeanne! But it's all right, dear friends! She's still right there at her desk with her fingers on the keyboard and her expertise at our disposal. In fact, if Robert Browning were to wander into the Lincoln library looking a little perplexed, she would say to him kindly, 'Hi, Bob, how can I help you?' 'Oh, Jeanne,' he would cry, 'let me count the ways!' 'Well, fine,' Jeanne would say. 'What's number one?' "
    Jane Langton, Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement winner and author of the Homer Kelly series and (for the child in all of us) the Hall Family Chronicles, among other beloved books.

  • "Good research librarians are invaluable to authors, and Jeanne Munn Bracken is the gold standard. She's smart, quick, amazingly resourceful, and fun. What else can I say? Jeanne is the best!"
    Julie Hyzy, award-winning creator of the White House Chef series, the new Manor House Mystery series, the Alex St. James series and other mysteries.

  • "I was stuck-- up a blind alley, hit a dead end-- and Jeanne saved my (fictional) life. In short order, she found me links, printed resources and (even more wonderful!) two living breathing experts for me to talk with and run scenarios past for [veracity?]. What I was unable to accomplish in three years, she did in less than a month. Thank you, Jeanne!"
    Ann Parker, Author, Silver Rush mystery series
    LEADEN SKIES " A twisty tale of murder and ambition." Publishers Weekly
    IRON TIES Colorado Book Award winner, Popular Fiction
    SILVER LIES Willa Literary Award, Historical Fiction

"I find it. You write it."