ODU reference librarians provide reference and research assistance to the ODU community in person, by phone, and by email.
Reference librarians, all of whom have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science, are here to help you:
Librarians do not, however, supply answers to students' assignments, do students' research, or compile bibliographies of information sources, and we typically refer computer hardware and software questions to the ODU Computer Helpdesk and citation questions to the Write Place.
ODU Library Reference Services reflects the Guidelines for Information Services of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association. These national guidelines address the following areas of information service: Services - Resources - Access - Personnel - Evaluation - Ethics.
Librarians are available for one-on-one research consultation to help you:
Are you having difficulty finding the article, book, or video you need? Let us help! Librarians are available to help find those difficult citations.
Faculty, when you create or revise a research assignment, a librarian can work with you to ensure the following:
Faculty, please share your assignment details with librarians so that we can prepare to assist your students to the best extent possible. Email your assignment details to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use our online Research Assignment Alert form.
Do you want to know more about the resources available to you at Ohio Dominican, online, or statewide or what your students have access to? We would be happy to meet with you for a personalized orientation to the Library and its resources You can also view our Library Resource Kit for Faculty & Staff.