Attn: Students –Need research help? Ask a Librarian!

Welcome back students! As the semester begins and assignments kick into gear, we at the OWU Libraries want to let you know that we’re here to help.  Below are some quick facts about the research help we can provide as well as where and how to find us.

Who Are the Librarians?

Each department on campus is assigned a librarian to help with course-related assignments. Not sure who your “liaison librarian” is? Click HERE to find out.

How Do I Contact a Librarian? 

Librarians can be contacted in a variety of ways. We set up individual appointments upon request; you can email us, call us, chat with us, Facebook with us, or even drop by one of our reference desks!  Visit the homepage to find our chat box and the ASK US link to find our other contact information.

What is this Reference Desk You Speak Of? 

Our main reference desk is located in Beeghly Library on the main floor in front of the Information Commons. Our librarians take turns staffing the desk to assist anyone who stops by and asks a question during designated times.  We also employ a few reference students that can get you started but may refer you to a librarian depending on the complexity of the question.  The music and science libraries also have specific desks/areas where you can ask questions.

What Kind of Help Do Librarians Provide?

Reference librarians are prepared to help you find resources for your papers and projects (books, journal articles, web sites, primary sources, etc.) using many of the Libraries’ search tools (CONSORT, OhioLINK, Summon, databases, etc.) We not only help you find where to search but how to search. We assist with topic and resource evaluation, and can also help with citation/bibliography creation.