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Research/Instructional Services

Important Information:

  • Persons needing reference assistance may stop by the Reference Desk, call 910.521.6656, send a question via the Ask a Librarian web form.
  • The reference staff will assist students with:

    • identifying and using electronic and print reference tools
    • formulating research strategies
    • locating research material worldwide
    • finding answers to specific informational questions

Library FAQs

Online Reference Resources:

A variety of information resources are available online, in addition to the electronic resources (databases) to which the Library subscribes. Most of the other online resources are accessible for free; however, some resources may require registration -- free and otherwise.

  • Citing Resources - includes a citation building software and the most used style manuals for citing resources.
  • Documents online - includes federal, state and other specialized and historical documents
  • Newspapers and news online - includes local, state, national and international newspapers, as well as local, state and national news stations
  • Reference sources online - includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, style manuals, and other standard ready reference sources

Meet the Reference Staff