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The RefDesk

Staffed daily by professional librarians. 

Contact Us:

Email Phone Teams In-Person 724.264.4729 undefined See hours below
Request an appointment with a librarian via Teams.


Regular Semester Hours:

M-Th 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sun 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Location:  Buhl Library Lobby


Bring your assignment/syllabus with you. Librarians may need to refer to it when answering your question(s).

Don't wait until the last minute. Research takes time; librarians are happy to help you but may be limited in how much assistance they can provide if you wait until the night before your assignment is due. We encourage you to reach out to a librarian a few days or weeks before a deadline.

Please note that the RefDesk is not a proofreading service for your citations or your papers. We will answer your citation questions and provide resources you can continue to refer to when working on your own. However, librarians do not proofread papers or bibliographies for students.


Get Research Help Anytime

A great place to find help if the RefDesk is closed.


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Not sure if a librarian can help?

Below are a few examples of research issues librarians can help you with.

Getting Started with Research 

Identifying Keywords
Locating Background Reading Sources
Suggesting Research Guides
Searching for Books & Articles


Finding Resources

Locating Print Sources
Accessing Course Reserves
Navigating the Library Website

Locating Articles
Evaluating Information Sources


Citing Sources

In-text Citations
Citing Bible Resources