Reference

Telephones
Desk: 881 - 7065
Systems: 881 - 7093
Offices: 881 - 7064

 

Hours
Same as Building Hours
(See Library Info Page)

 

Services Offered:
Availability of the Seminar Room for classes
Availability of the Bibliographic Instruction (BI) Room for classes

 

Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC):
The Reference Department has sixteen 1st floor, and seven 2nd floor stations available for searching the Web-enabled OPAC. An additional 12 fully equipped lab work stations are available for those who need them. A laser printer, activated by Skyhawk Card, serves all stations.

 

Instruction in the use of the OPAC and Electronic Databases
Library users are welcome to ask at the Reference Desk for instruction or help in the use of the OPAC and/or electronic databases any time the Library is open.

The Reference Collection

Electronic
Currently, the Reference Department maintains 28 work stations for accessing Web-based databases. Sixteen of these stations are for searching, referencing and printing information from the Web. An additional 12 work stations are fully equipped lab stations with word processors. The Reference Department also maintains subscriptions to online databases in full-text which contain periodicals (journals, magazines), books (eBooks) and documents (Federal and State Government publications).

 

Print
The Reference Collection contains over 20,000 printed volumes. In addition to basic reference sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and indexes, it includes a law collection, atlases, abstracts and newspaper indexes.

 

Government Documents Collection
The Reference Department services the Government Documents Collection on weekends and after 5:00 P.M. on weekdays.

 

Interlibrary Loans
Interlibrary Loan requests may be submitted electronically at https://utm.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html. Requested materials can also be picked up or returned to the Reference Desk when the Interlibrary Loan Department is closed.

 

Annotated Bibliographies,Tutorials and Guides
The Reference Department has created and distributes subject specific annotated bibliographies, tutorials and guides in online and printed formats. Online versions can be accessed through the Library's Home Page (see "Tutorials and Guides" on the menu).

 

PRINTED REFERENCE MATERIALS DO NOT CIRCULATE