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Reference Assistance

Reference Hours In Science Library

Monday -Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For extended reference assistance, schedule an appointment with Barbara Merolli, Science Librarian. Call 508-793-2643 or email at 

Remote support

24/7 Online Help  (Provided by AJCU)  

E-mail reference


Interlibrary Loan

 Interlibrary Loan  


Library Orientation Overview


Schedule a Personal Research Assistance Session!!!! One on one session with librarian to research your particular topic.  


·         Citation Information – recognizing citations for different types of materials

·         Citation Management – RefWorks software and how to use it

·         Databases


o    Library Databases web page:

§  General, covering many subjects in a range of detail

§  Subject specific, providing detailed information


o    Database features

§  Sort options to sort results

§  Limiters for refining search results

§  Folder for temporarily organizing citations

§  Exporting citations to citation management software


·         Library Online Catalog

o    Search JOURNAL TITLE to verify if the library has access to a specific journal

o    Articles

§  BUT be aware you are NOT searching all the databases available to you

§  AND it will lead you to a database, but WITHOUT full functionality of the database

o    Books – less likely to use for this project than journal articles

o    Library Online Catalog:

·         Interlibrary Loan

o    Conventional –  one + week(s) turnaround

o    Fast Delivery Service (journals published by Elsevier in the Science Direct database and selected journal titles in Nature Publishing Group)

·         Steps for finding full text articles when you only have a citation

·         Primary and Secondary Literature examples

·         Comparison of Article Types

·         Library Instruction Links – Library web pages description and URL

·         Internet

o    Search Engines: Google Scholar (links to HC databases for full text but only on-campus)

o    Organizations:  Environmental Protection Agency, The Polaris Project



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