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Reference Services


The library provides an array of up-to-date and innovative methods for assisting patrons in meeting their information needs. A professional library staff is available to answer reference questions and provide training on the use of the electronic and manual resources available in the library. Reference questions may be submitted by phone, fax, or email.

Literature Searches

The reference staff will perform searches on the hundreds of subject specific databases that are available through subscriptions to various vendors on the Internet. Searches can entail bibliographic verifications, author or cited reference searches, or comprehensive subject searches. Patrons may submit requests via the literature search form.

Library Seminars

Periodically, the library conducts informational and training seminars on a variety of topics depending on patron needs and research interests. Past topics include searching the citation/journal databases, demonstration of CD-ROM applications, and accessing electronic journals. Seminars are announced via News. If you would like to schedule individual training for any of our resources, please contact one of the reference Staff.

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