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Make an appoinment with a reference librarian for an in-depth research session about your performing arts related topic

Extra academic help

  • Lander's Writing Center
    To assist writers of any discipline, the Department of English and Foreign Languages offers a free tutorial service in its Writing Center located in the university's Carnell Learning Center, Room 347.
  • Academic Success Center
    The ASC provides peer tutoring, academic advising for high-risk students, one-on-one mentoring, study skills classes (College Seminar 101), and high school to college transition programs for incoming freshmen.


Welcome to the research guide for

If you'd like assistance with how to do research, please contact me (see right sidebar).  Use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate around the guide. This guide is a work in progress and I welcome your suggestions to improve it.


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Jackson Library basics

The library provides access to a over 275,000 books and other media as well as online access to hundreds of top quality academic and scholarly journals in all subjects.  Our staff of professional librarians offers individual attention for all research needs.  For information library hours and staff contact information, click here.  

Some of our most helpful services are:

  • Reference: Librarians at the reference desk help you find peer-reviewed articles, books, statistics, and all kinds of information you will need for your assignments.
  • Circulation Desk: Visit the desk or call (388-8365) for questions you may have about the library and its services.
  • Databases: Our library hosts many databases on many subjects that you can use to search for research articles.
  • Books: We continually update our collection of print material for you to use.
  • PASCAL/ILL: our borrowing systems allow you to borrow books and articles from other libraries.
  • Study Rooms: You can reserve individual and group study rooms in the library.
  • Computer Lab: When the room is not reserved for a class, our computer room is available for individual use.
  • Ebooks: Access to over 42,000 electronic books.

Subject Guide

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