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A Guide to Database and Catalog Searching: Welcome!

How to access and search library databases and catalog


     Your research starts at the library with our collection of books and reference books, journals, e-books, databases,
government documents, archives, manuscripts, and media.  Ask for help from the library faculty and staff who can teach you to find, evaluate, and properly use these resources.

How do you get the help you need?


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

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

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 specific question to 318-228-5150

Schedule an individual research consultation here.    A librarian will soon contact you. 


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Email reference questions to

Text reference questions to 318-228-5150