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Database & Catalog Searching: Welcome!

How to access and search Watson Library's databases and catalog


Your research starts at the library with our collection of books, journals, e-books, databases, government documents, archives, manuscripts, and media.  No matter what you need for your research projects, we have it here or can access it!  And, more importantly, we have a faculty of librarians who are skilled in teaching you to find, evaluate, and properly use this information.

How do you get the help you need?


Visit the second-floor Reference Room (Rm 201). 

If there is no one at the Reference Desk to assist you, you can

  • ring the bell at the desk, or look into the staff offices to see if anyone is there;
  • call 318-357-4574 to leave a voicemail,
  • send an email message to reference(at), or
  • text your question to 318-228-5150
    A librarian will soon contact you. 





Email reference questions to

Text reference questions to 318-228-5150