Welcome to the Library! You'll find resources and support that will help you throughout your entire college career. Plus, we're a popular study and gathering space. You'll find a variety of study spots, both quiet and social, as well as tutors, research help, and a variety of other services.
Here are some quick answers to common questions and a more extended guide to doing research in our library. You can also browse all of our research guides - they're an excellent resource for anything you're studying.
To find books in our library, search the Library Catalog - you can also search directly via the search box on the library's homepage.
When you find books that look useful, write down the Location & the Call Number.
General Collection, A - PQ are on the Third Floor
General Collection, PR - Z are on the Second (Main) Floor
Oversize, A - Z are on the Third Floor
Reference, A - Z are on the Second (Main) Floor.
Once you are in the right area, signs on the sides of the shelves will direct you further. The system is a little tricky to figure out at first, so don't hesitate to ask for directions at the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk.
Browse the shelves when you find a useful book. Books are shelved according to topic, so chances are you'll find other relevant books nearby.
You can check books out at the Circulation Desk (front desk).
Search for your topic and add site:.gov
Search for your topic and add site:.org
Use the "search tools" link and limit a search to the most recent year.
Evaluating a site
Erase everything after the first / to see the root page.
Follow "about" links to see who creaed the page.
Alternatives Search Tools