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Research Help Desk and Reference Resources

Research Help Desk & Chat Hours

CHAT:      -    24 Hours


Summer Quarter Hours ‚Äč

  • June 26 - July 21: Monday - Thursday: 10am-noon & 1pm - 4pm; Friday 1pm - 4pm
  • July 24 - August 25: Monday - Thursday 11am - 5pm; Friday 1pm - 4pm
  • August 28 - Sept 14: TBD 

Where Can I Find Help for My Research?

Come to the Research Help Desk on the 2nd Floor of Kennedy Library to get help from a Librarian or a LibRAT.

You can call the Research Help Desk at (805) 756-2649.

Chat - available 24 hours!

Make a personal appointment to meet with your College Librarian or Specialist.

Looking for Data, Maps, or GIS? Help available here. 

To learn what databases are best for a particular topic, Research Guides.

For basic library information you can call the Circulation Desk at  (805) 756-5760.

If you know the article you want and want to find the full text

Google Scholar: Try the author's last name and a good chunk of the title in "    " and then use the Find it At Cal Poly link, often found hidden beneath the "more" under the result.