Reference & Research Services

Reference defined with Librarian and Student Silhouettes in frontReference & Research Services

Save time. Improve the Quality of Your Research. Ask @ Reference!

Whether you are looking for help on getting started with a paper, working on a more in-depth research project, or just need help finding some basic information our reference and research staff is here to help.

 

 

Reference and Research staff will assist you in ...

  • Finding information and evaluating helpful resources on a topic for your paper, presentations and projects
  • Make even better use of information resource you already know about… including library databases, the library catalog and reliable internet resources in your topic area
  • Helping you better understand the entire research process and how library resources, services and staff can be used to assist you in all your scholarly endeavors

Our staff can also help with ...

  • Finding the right person or service area in the library to help you whatever you are working on
  • Locating other useful campus and off-campus services and information resources

Find a friendly face and the assistance you need with your work at the Reference Services point in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Claire T. Carney Library (508-999-8678).

You can also get more extended individual or project group assistance in your research by contacting a subject librarian specialist in your area of study or research. Our librarian subject liaisons work with specific departments and schools, and are especially knowledgeable about the knowledge resources and services related to those areas.  Think ahead; contact your liaison librarian NOW to make an appointment.

Of course, for quick assistance wherever you are try the “Ask a Librarian” chat service: 
 

Library GuideAnd don’t forget to try our Research Guides, maybe there is one ready-made to help you with your work. IMAGE: LIBGUIDES  http://www.lib.umassd.edu/find/course-and-subject-guides

 

Additional reference and research services are available at other services areas: