Visit the Reference Desk for instruction on how to
best strategize your research, check your citations, and locate
materials using the online catalog. The Reference Desk is located to the right of the entrance
on the first floor. It is staffed by faculty librarians
whenever the library is open.
The Library’s reference collection consists of over 8,000
volumes housed in the first-floor reference area. If you need assistance
in find materials or using the collection, stop by the library reference desk and discuss your needs with the librarian on duty.
Reference books are materials such as dictionaries, atlases,
handbooks, and encyclopedias that are meant to be “referred” to,
rather than read cover to cover. Reference books do not circulate,
but must be used in the library or photocopied.
Research computers , printers and photocopiers are available in the Reference Desk area.
Additional reference materials are also available
online through the Gale
Virtual Reference Library or by visiting our Databases.
Research Guides are also available at the Reference Desk to assist you with MLA or APA citations, the Research Process,
understanding the difference
between journals and magazines and the database password
sheet for off-campus assess.
Use online reference
sources or Internet
links selected by FC librarians for additional resources
available to you online.
Ask a Librarian to make
an appointment to access materials in the Archives and Special Collections. Microfilm
readers / printers are available
to access microfilm collection.