Reference Services

Reference and library research assistance is available at our Ask a Librarian service desk, located on the 2nd floor of Hatcher Graduate Library North (and also available at 734-764-9373). During service hours, staff can help you to use the library’s vast online and print resources, as well as basic campus technologies.  

Subject specialists, within Hatcher and across the library system, are available for individual, in-depth consultations by appointment. Assistance is also available online via Ask a Librarian IM and email services.

Reference Resources

Basic Reference Resources
A small collection of online general reference materials such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and indexes.

Reference Collection
A comprehensive collection of online reference resources in the humanities and social sciences.

Subject Research Guides
Chosen by subject specialists and technology experts across the library system, these are smaller collections of resources not only in the humanities and social sciences but also in sciences, technologies, etc.

New Books
A list of titles received in the University Library within the past month, searchable by author, title, subject, or library collection.

Library Floor Plans
Maps of library, department, and call number locations.

Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
Administered by the Library of Michigan, MeL is a digital library of online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information, available to all Michigan residents 24/7. 

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Last modified: 04/25/2018