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Reference Help

What can the Reference Department do to help you?

We can help you:

  • with research for your course projects and papers
  • with research for your SIP
  • learn how to use the library
  • use the Library catalog, Library OneSearch
  • use online indexes and database to find articles
  • learn research skills
  • locate library materials
  • identify both print and online resources for your research
  • find specific information, facts, and statistics

How can you get reference help?

  • In person - stop by the Reference Desk for help from a Peer Research Consultant
  • In person - stop by the offices of the Reference Librarians at ULC 111 and ULC 112
  • By email - send an email to
  • By phone - call 269-337-7152
  • By appointment - sign up for an appointment with a Reference Librarian using our Research Rescue sign up form.
  • Online - fill out the online Ask a Librarian form

Reference is here to help you!

If you're an instructor, ask us about research instruction sessions and about what materials our library has to support you!

For more information on Reference Assistance, please see these links:

  • Ask a Librarian
    Ask the Reference Librarians questions using this online form.
  • Research Rescue
    Sign up for individual help if you are having trouble finding information and sources on your research topic. Look for the Research Rescue sign up sheet at the Reference Desk. You may also call 269-337-7152 or email to make an appointment.
  • Finding Articles by Subject
    Reference Librarians have also created subject guides on the Web for each department. These guides explain how to find books, journal articles, and other information sources in specific subject areas.
  • Research Guides
    How to find and use reference sources in the library.