Reference & Information Services

(936) 261-1535 Askalibrarian@pvamu.edu

Reference and Information Services Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Reference Department is to provide an organized collection of print and online resources and teach Information Literacy skills regarding the access and usage of both on and off campus information services to the Prairie View community to enable them to become information literate, independent researchers.

Vision Statement

The Reference Department seeks to become a comfortable ‘place,’ both in the Library as well as online; the optimal source for information for all users, regardless of location, as we equip the Prairie View student to evaluate, access and use information in a critical manner, carrying this ability to all aspects of their lives.

Research Tools – Writing a research paper can be challenging. With the right tools and resources, the process can be less complicated.  The resources below have been developed to help improve the process.  Contact the Reference Librarians for further assistance or help.
Schedule Research Instruction Session - A Reference and Information Librarian can come to your department, classroom or office and present information on a specific research topic, resource, or provide an overview of library services.
Ask-a-Librarian - Ask a reference question 24/7 from anywhere in the world. There is usually a 24-48 hour turnaround time on answers.

Media Room
Room 305 – Check with Circulation for access

RefWorks
 - RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and other various sources. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.
Style Guides - Print out short tip sheets for APA, MLA and others. For detailed instruction, contact the Reference Desk.

Reference & Other Library Policies 

Kimberly Gay Kimberly M. Gay  M.L.S.
Department Head,
Reference and Instruction Librarian
(936) 261-1506
kmgay@pvamu,edu

Chieko Sato Chieko Sato M.A., M.L.I.S.
Reference and Instruction Librarian
(936) 261-1507
chsato@pvamu.edu

 

 


Subject Content by Kimberly M. Gay, Head of  Reference
Maintained by Karl Henson, Library Webmaster
Updated 10/17/2014 

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