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Your Library @REACH Can Help You

FIND the help you need

Not sure if your question can be answered by a librarian Just ask! We will always do our best to make sure your need is resolved, even if that means referring you to another person or service.

IMPROVE your research skills

Learn to identify the best place to look for what you need, develop strategic keywords, define a research question or thesis statement, and set up alerts in a resource management tool.

DEVELOP information literacy

These skills are for more than academic research. They help you become a lifelong learner, a better-informed decision maker, and a responsible consumer of media and information. 

DISCOVER resources you need

Whether you are writing a paper, looking for information to help you complete an assignment, or putting together a lesson or project for your own students, your Library @Reach can help.

Helpful Topics & Links


Articles from journals and news sources, books and ebooks, multimedia like videos and tools, and curated resource collections. Subjects

  • News Sources
    • Research current events, or browse historical sources.
Find articles from trusted open access sources. Books
  • WorldCat
    • Use the search tool to search all libraries connected to WorldCat. On the search results page, enter your zip code to find items near you.
Videos ​​​


Services for Reach Faculty and Staff Learn how the library can support you as a teacher and scholar.

  • The library performs an ongoing review of course syllabi to identify:
  • ​Points of intervention for library supportNeeds and opportunities for collection development
Please ensure that the librarian has access to your current or most recent syllabus, whether that means a prior or upcoming occurrence of a course. In addition to this regular task, the library is here to assist faculty in your role as both teacher and scholar in the following areas: Information Literacy​
  • One-shot instruction, provided by appointment
  • Assistance in planning information literacy-based assignments
  • Course- or assignment-level information literacy assessment
  • Assistance in developing an information literacy assessment
  • Development of documents or tools in support of information literacy
  • Any appropriate combination of the above
  • ​​Identification of relevant texts for course-level use
  • Identification of relevant texts for assignment-level use
  • Copyright or fair-use issues
  • Evaluation of materials for the library collection
Research Assistance
  • Teachers are scholars, too. The library can help you in your research by setting up relevant literature alerts, creating personalized LibGuides for your reference, or assisting you in search optimization.



  • To reach the library via email, write to
  • Emails received during posted hours will receive a response within an hour.
  • Outside of posted hours, you can expect to hear back within an hour of the next set library hours beginning, if not sooner.
  • Use the box below to reach the library via chat.
  • During posted hours, chats receive an immediate response. When chats are redirected to email when the service is offline.
  • Chat is available on all LibGuides and most Library@Reach pages here.
Research Help
  • Request a Student Research Consultation.
  • Fill out the form here to schedule a one-on-one meeting with your librarian.
  • Forms for faculty and staff can be found on the "Teach" page.

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