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Database & Catalog Searching

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.  Ask for help from the library faculty and staff 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.