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A Guide to Database and Catalog Searching: Get started here.

How to access and search library databases and catalog

Other pertinent Library Guides to click on: the Academic Research LibGuide, the Learning the Library Guide, a page on evaluating information in the Information Literacy LibGuide, and pages in specific subject guides. For more help, ask a librarian or your professors.


     Your research starts at the library with collections of books, reference books, journals, e-books, databases, government documents, archives, manuscripts, and media.  Ask for help: library faculty and staff 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. On other campuses, ask at the main desk.

Call 318-357-6263 to leave a voicemail with the reference librarian or email
You can also schedule an individual research consultation by emailing A librarian will contact you soon.