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Library Orientation Guide for Students

Need an Article?

We have many databases!  If you aren't sure which one to use, here are a couple of good general databases to get you started.  There is also a link to all our databases which include subject specific databases.   If you are not finding what you need, please contact a librarian for assistance!  

Need a Book?

Our open stacks are located on the third and fifth floors of the library.  The third floor has the arts and music collections and all other subjects are on the fifth floor.  We use the Library of Congress call number system, so A-Z fifth floor, with M, N on the third.  Searching our discovery system (similar to an online catalog, but better) Primo, will give you the call numbers you need before you look for your books.  

We also have a closed stack collection in storage.  If your book location is here, bring your request to the Circulation desk.  You will be notified by email when it is ready for pickup.  

If you go into the stacks and cannot find the title you need, please come to the Circulation desk to ask for assistance.  The book may be in a reshelving area.  

Searching Primo to Find a Book

Contact a Librarian

Contact us if you need any assistance using the resources!  If you aren't able to come in person, there are several ways to reach us: live chat, phone, and email.   

Searching Tips

Database searching is very different than searching Google.  We have gathered some of the best tutorials and videos out there on these topics for you.