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Worcester State University Library

Contact or visit the Library for research help. The Library, located on the second and third floors of the Learning Resource Center, provides access to print materials and items on course reserve. Discover a wide variety of full-text online resources including e-books, journal articles, newspapers, and magazines via the Library’s website, Articles and book chapters not available from the Library may be obtainable from other libraries by using Interlibrary Loan (ILL),

WSU librarians can help you identify research strategies, develop research questions, search for relevant and reliable information and data, select sources, and cite information. A librarian can visit your class, or meet with you one-on-one or in groups (in-person and online). While all librarians help students with projects in any discipline, liaison librarians provide customized services in each academic department. Locate liaison librarians and make an appointment by visiting the Ask a Librarian page,

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Need to do research but don't know where to start? Searching for a book, article, or data to support your argument? Ask a librarian! Help is available via chat, email, phone, or by appointment.

Other suggestions for items to include in your syllabus

1. Your Liaison Librarian's Contact Information

    Liaison Librarians are designated for each academic department, center, and institute at WSU.

    Students are welcome to contact the liaison librarians for any questions about research resources and library services.

2. The Link to Relevant Subject Guide

  • There students can find comprehensive research resources related to the course subject including

            academic databases, books, journals, or professional internet resources.

  •  Faculty are welcome to make comments or suggestions to improve the subject guides with the liaison librarians.

3. The Link to the library "Ask Us" Onsite/Online Service

  • Chat and in-person drop-in research help are typically available Mondays through Thursdays from 8 am until 4 pm and Fridays from 8 am until 3 pm .

4. The Link to the Library Research 101 Guide

    Library Research 101 is an introductory guide designed for the students not familiar with information literacy.

    The guide lists the following contents:

  • the research cycle
  • library databases for background information
  • information search tips and strategies
  • knowledge of citation and scholarly communication

5. Interlibrary Loan Service

  •  The library launched the new Interlibrary Loan Service System in fall 2017.
  •  Everyone at WSU has an account in the system and can track and manage all their requests. 
  •  The new system links to the library databases, and the request form can be automatically filled out if you directly use the "Request through Interlibrary Loan" button in the library databases.
  • The request will be processed immediately. It generally takes 2-3 days to deliver a journal article in PDF format. It usually takes more than 1 week to deliver a print book. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, delivery times may be slower.

6. Off-campus Access

    EZ-Proxy is the way we use to authorize the access to library E-Resources from off-campus.

    E-Resources include E-books, E-journals, magazines, newspapers and all of the subscription databases.