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Reference Desk

(714) 732-5694



Visit the reference desk for instruction regarding research. The reference desk is located to the right of the entrance on the first floor. It is staffed by faculty librarians during open hours. (However, during the summer session, the reference desk may be vacant if a basic library instruction session is scheduled.)

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.



Help Desk

(714) 732-5696

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Help Desk staff members provide general orientation of services, materials and assistance to students studying on the second floor. Staff members also unlock group study rooms when presented with study room loan slips obtained from the Circulation Desk.



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April 6, 2016
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