How to get HelpUniversity Library staff members and student assistants are available to answer questions pertaining to the Library's collections and services. Specialized help on research topics, use of the collections, and other libraries, is available from the University's professional reference librarians. Ask for assistance at the Service Desk, contact the library by E-mail, or contact individual staff members as listed in the Staff Directory.
Library users should come here first; they will be directed to the best source(s) and may also request reference referrals/appointments here. Reference Services
Professional librarians provide guidance in the use of all specialized resources in the University Library. If materials are not available on-site, the librarians can advise users about the Document Delivery Service and/or procedures concerning access to selected libraries in Paris. The following information pertains to several special aspects of the reference service provided by the University Library:
- Reference Appointments
- Reference librarians are available weekdays from 14:00 to 17:00; ask to speak to a librarian at the Service Desk.
- During weekend and study hours (see library hours) library offices are closed and reference librarians are not on duty. Library users are urged to contact the reference librarians by E-mail (see Staff Directory). For the best service, ask online and give the most information possible.
- Research Methodology
- The University Library provides various types of library orientation and research instruction during the academic year. Through both tours and instructional sessions, the library facilitates users' access to many sources of knowledge and information - in both traditional and electronic formats.
- Library representatives are present during Orientation Week, and also conduct a Library Research Module as part of the Freshman Seminar course.
- Special topical research methodology sessions and online catalog workshops can be arranged by faculty request. Members of the faculty who wish to schedule library instruction should contact Jorge Sosa at least two weeks in advance of the desired date. For information on tours, please consult the Orientation booklet.
- Online Help
- Click on links for information about the numerous subscription indexes or for immediate connection to the library's online catalog. Help screens are available by clicking on the appropriate buttons.
Library publications are available to introduce users to various research tools and information sources. They are available in the Research Room and at the Service Desk. Among our current publications are:
- Library Guide:
- This guide gives students and faculty an introduction to the various policies and services of the University Library.
- Online Catalog Search Guide:
- Look at the bottom of the first page of the catalog for hints. Quick key to searching the library catalog