Reference Services

About Us

Reference Services: Library Faculty is available to assist and instruct on all facets of information and document retrieval and use of library’s resources. Reference service is available in person, via email or over the telephone.

Reference collection: This non-circulation collection currently contains 15,000 volumes that include bibliographies, biographical sources, atlases, almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and much more. In addition to the print reference collection, the Library subscribes to over 100 electronic databases providing access to diverse array of journal literature. The library also provides electronic access to hundreds of traditional print reference titles.

Information Mall: Located directly adjacent to the Reference Desk, the information mall is a small computing lab dedicated to research. The Information mall has 36 computing terminals. Priority for use is for students conducting research and using library databases/ resources.

Reference Service is located on the second floor of the library. 773-995-2235

Using Databases

User Guides by Vendor
Database providers created detailed guides to selecting and using their electronic resources.
Guide to using the CSU ID Number with Rover and the I-Share libraries
A text and pictorial guide to the ID number and its structure