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How Do I

Ask A Librarian

Not sure how to start your research?  Need help finding sources?  Need help with citations?  Can't find the full-text?  We are here to help!


Email our Reference Librarians anytime at, or contact one of the Reference Librarians directly:

     Ms. Betsy Byrd:
     Ms. Jillian Collier:


Text a question to a librarian:

     864.513.9554  [This number can only receive text messages, not cell phone calls]


Call the Reference Desk at 864.833.7080, or call one of the Reference Librarians directly:

     Ms. Betsy Byrd:  864.833.8313
     Ms. Jillian Collier:  864.833.8437


Come to the Reference Desk on the main floor of Thomason Library.

Normal Reference Desk Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am - 10:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:45pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1:30pm - 10:00pm

Schedule a Research Consultation

For in-depth assistance with your research, schedule a research consultation with a Reference Librarian!  Stop by the Reference Desk, Email, text, or phone to schedule an appointment.

Source Information

The inspiration, design, and content of this research guide came largely from James B. Duke Library's How Do I guide and Johnson and Wales University Library's Research Process guide.

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