Most of you have probably had a class (or 2, or 5) that had a “library day” where you go as a class and one of the librarians gave an overview of library services and how to work everything.  But aside from (hopefully) learning how to search the catalog and find databases, do you remember all of the other services and resources the library offers? I’m sure you do, but just in case… a recap:


Ask-A-Librarian: a handy tool that allows you to ask librarians for help with your research questions or other issues you may have experienced when using library services. You send them a blurb about your research and what you’re trying to do, and they’ll set up a consultation with you. Bonus: did you know that each college has a kind of “assigned librarian” who is especially familiar with the subject material/databases for that discipline?


Research Guides: These are put together by reference librarians based on subject, course, discipline, etc. and can be searched alphabetically, by tags, or just by looking through the most popular ones. I highly recommend you check them out.


The library also offers a host of Style Guides, Tutorials, and a great FAQ page  that addresses everything from finding library hours to learning about test prep materials and setting up proctored exams.

Now you know, so be sure and “check it out” (hehe…see what I did there?)



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