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New Student Orientation: Research Help

Research Help

In-person Reference Assistance

The Reference Desk staff can assist you with your research, including locating the right citation, database, or book; creating research plans; and learning how to use online or print research resources. Stop by the Reference Desk located in the middle of the library during regular business hours.

Reference Assistance

Reference number: (330) 569-5363

Research Consultations

Apart from regular "walk-in" reference assistance, the Library also offer research consultations. Consultations can be scheduled with any of our librarians. To personalize your consultation, we encourage you to list your research questions when you schedule your meeting. Whether you are working on a seminar paper or project, preparing for your summer job, or having trouble keeping up with the course work, we will be happy to help you through individual consultations. 

To schedule a research consultation, you can contact the reference librarian directly. If you don't know which librarian to contact, send an email to Chris Schmidt.

Print Collection

Step 1: Start your research by searching the library catalog.

Step 2: On the catalog record page, find the call number and location of that item.

Step 3: Use the Building Directory to locate the item in its designated location.

Step 4: Bring the item to the Circulation Desk for checking out. We will make sure the item is one that circulates and tell you its loan period.

Electronic Resources Quick Links

These are very useful generalist databases that most people will find helpful.

Electronic Resources

In addition to the Quick Links, Hiram College Library offers a number of electronic resources for a variety of subjects. They can be found in the Research box in the center of the Library's webpage. Most of these resources can also be accessed off-campus with your Hiram-net username and password.

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Library's Website

Additional information about the Library is available on the Hiram College Library website.