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Student Orientation: Research Help

Research Help

In-person Research Help

Librarians 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 Ask Here desk and ask to speak with a librarian, or email us at library@hiram.edu with your questions or to make an appointment. A librarian is generally in the building 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F, but we are available other times by appointment. 

Online Research Help

The library's website also has resources to help you with your research. 

Journal Article Quick Links

Need to find an online journal article? These databases cover a wide range of subjects and can be a good place to start a journal article search. 

Resources by Subject or Class

Course Guides provide resource lists specifically for your course or assignment. If you find that you have no Course Guide please contact a librarian for help finding resources for your class.

Subject Guides are pages created by librarians which can point you in the direction of relevant materials for your research and papers. These can be found for most majors and disciplines in our Guide List. 

Sometimes, professors put required textbooks as well as other course materials on course reserve. These items typically have a two hour checkout period to allow lots of students access to them.

To see what materials a professor has placed on reserve, visit the Ask Here Desk or search the library catalog.

A valid Hiram ID is all that is needed to check out course reserves.

student at desk with Ask Here sign

A-Z List of Electronic Resources

Hiram College Library has hundreds of online resources for a variety of subjects. Use the "Ways to Search Box" to select a database by subject or go directly to the A-Z list of databases. Off-campus users will be prompted to login with their Hiram username and password to authenticate their access.

Library's Website

Additional information about the Library is available on the Hiram College Library website, library.hiram.edu.