Reference Services helps patrons with all aspects of their information needs. Our
Reference faculty and staff are knowledgeable about the library and the World Wide Web.
The Reference desk, located on the first floor, is the place to begin your research.
We can help with print or electronic resources on just about any topic, and we can help
you with either MLA or APA format questions. Need statistical information? Want to
learn to search the WWW efficiently? Not sure where to go in the library? Stop by the
Reference desk - we are there to help you succeed.
You can also ask your questions via email and IM (Instant Messager) by using the
Ask a Librarian service. Our
philosophy is that there are no stupid questions just questions never asked. Be smart and
ask for help! We want to help you.
There are numerous user guides, subject specific guides, and guides to help with searching
each database. These are located in the guide racks in front and on the side of the Reference
Contact the Reference Department at 409-880-7264. The toll free number for the Reference
desk is 866-375-5565. Or click here for a list of Reference
Faculty members who would like to schedule a library instruction session
for a class can use the online form
or contact Theresa Hefner-Babb, Instruction Coordinator, at 409-880-2135 or