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Research Help Desk and Reference Resources

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Research Help Desk Hours

The Research Help Desk in located in Crandall Gym (building 60).  Our staff and highly trained student assistants provide knowledgeable and friendly help in the art of using library resources.  We can help you find peer-reviewed articles, navigate databases, narrow topics, and much, much more!

Fall Quarter Hours (Sept. 21 - Dec 15)

  • Monday thru Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 4  PM
  • Saturday and Sundays: Closed
  • Special Hours:
  • Friday Nov. 10, Closed for observance of Veteran's Day
  • Nov. 20 thru Nov. 26: Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Phone: 805-756-6249

Where Can I Find Help for My Research?

When the Research Help Desk is re-established in Crandall (Bldg. 60) you can come in person during open 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.

Don't Know What Database to Use? Try the Research Guides!

How to Find an Article in a Particular Newspaper or Journal

Search Many Databases at Once