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H/SS & Gov Info Services

Coming this Fall…Library Research Services

Humanities and Social Sciences Consultation Desk
2nd Floor Peter J. Shields Library, Open 11 am-6 pm Monday -Friday
Librarians trained in the social sciences, arts, humanities, and government information are available for reference questions and research assistance, including help with class assignments, term papers and advanced projects. Just drop by.

Subject Specialist Appointments and Librarian Office Hours
Our Librarians are available to meet to help with course assignments and larger research projects. We can help with term papers, literature reviews, dissertation research, primary source location and more. Schedule an appointment with your Subject Specialist Librarian:

Online Subject Guides
We maintain comprehensive online research guides to various disciplines, linking to online databases, reference sources and other research aids. Visit the Subject Guides on the University Library site to find yours:

Electronic and Remote Reference Services
The Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians are available by email, and many participate in Library Chat Reference and social networking and other initiatives, visit “Ask for Help” for more information.

Government Information and Data Services
Our librarians can also assist you with locating and identifying government-produced numeric and geographic data held by the library and cooperating institutions. We can provide assistance with available applications to help you identify and obtain data in support of research.

New Acquisitions and Book Requests
The Library works hard to provide the latest information to support the University’s research and instruction. We are interested in hearing about advances and new directions in your fields of study. If you would like the Library to purchase an item important for your research and instruction let us know.

Library Research Classes, Orientations, and Tours
In addition to regular classes scheduled with the library instruction program (see: we offer classes by request. Contact us to request a library research session designed for your course, held in our lab or in your classroom.

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