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|Librarians are available for research assistance all hours that the library is open. To speak with a librarian, stop by the Research Help Desk on the first floor.|
|Librarians are available by phone all hours that the library is open. To reach a librarian by phone, call the Research Help Desk at (916) 484-8458.|
|Text your library questions to (916) 604-8976. We will respond as soon as possible. This service is staffed M-F, 9am - 5pm.
|Librarians are also available by email. A librarian will respond within 24 hours Monday-Friday. To send an email, proceed to the Email Reference form.|
|Research Appointments are one-on-one sessions with a librarian. These are available in person only and must be made two business days in advance. Check the Research Appointment Calendar for availability.|
These are electronic copies of the handouts available in the library:
Sources to Use in the Library
Research Strategies/Basic Search Techniques
Off-Campus Access/Catalog Help
Magazines vs. Journals
Using Internet Search Engines and Directories
The following online tutorials will provide guidance on the research process:
Don't fall behind on your research!
This tool provides step-by-step suggestions for completing your research assignment on time. Since every project is different, feel free to use only the information that is helpful for you. It's like your own personal project manager for research!
Looking for a good book? The following guides will help you find something good to read.
The following two sites provide guidance on evaluating all types of information:
Evaluating Information from Purdue University Libraries
Evaluating Information from Indiana University Libraries
The following two sites list evaluation criteria specifically for information found on the web:
Evaluating Webpages from UC Berkeley
Evaluating Information Found on the Internet from Johns Hopkins University
ARC's tutorial on evaluating Internet sources:
Evaluating Internet Sources | Transcript