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Introduction to Murphy Library: UWL START: Reference

Use this guide as a general guide to the resources, services, and spaces available to you at Murphy Library. This is the perfect introduction for first-year students, transfer students, or that junior or senior that hasn't been to the library in a while.


Librarians can help you with your research and teach you how to effectively utilize the information resources, tools, and services of Murphy Library and beyond and save you time in the process! Stop by the Reference Desk whenever you need research help, and a librarian will be happy to assist you. Reference services are also available via email, phone, web chat, and research consultation.


See our References Services webpage for the most up to date information on hours and services available.


Library Guides

If you aren't sure where to start with your research, try looking at one of our many Library Guides. These guides contain databases, book suggestions, and other information on various subjects and have been curated by librarians to help you find information. 

Contact Information

If you'd like help from a librarian, contact our reference desk!