Reference & Information Services
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Let us know how we are doing in the research and instruction sessions.|
|Ask a reference question 24/7 from anywhere in the world. There is usually a 24-48 hour turnaround time on answers.|
|Find your instruction librarian and collection development librarian for your department/area.|
|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.|
|Print out short tip sheets for APA, MLA and others. For detailed instruction, contact the Reference Desk.|
|Get current resources and research tools from Subject Guides by subject, by topic, and by course.|
Reference and Information Services Staff
|Kimberly M. Gay, M.L.S.
Head, Reference and Information Services
|Raquel K. W. Donahue, M.L.S.
Reference and Instruction Librarian I
|Ola Riley, M.L.S.
Reference and Instruction Librarian II
|Christine Moore, M.A., M.L.S.
Performing Arts and Music Librarian I