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The Virtual Center at Your Finger "Tips": Getting Help

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Get Help in the LRC

Visit the reference Desk

Stop by the reference desk with your research topic and we will assist you with your research strategy.

Individual Session

Schedule an individual consultation with a reference librarian. We offer dedicated help on your research topic.  This is a great serve if you need to push your research to the next level and need assistance!

Small Group Session

You can schedule a small group session with a reference librarian.  These sessions assist small groups of students develop their research strategies.

In a personal research appointment a reference librarian can help you:

  • Develop a research plan
  • Refine and clarify research topics
  • Locate and retrieve relevant resources including books, journals, visual media, etc.
  • Develop scholarly evaluation skills

Schedule an individual appointment.Click here.

Get Help At Home!

Call Us

Call the reference department with your inquiry and we will assist you over the phone. The phone number to the  reference department is 256-372-4712. The reference department has librarians and assistants who can assist with your research topics.


Review the tutorials in our research guide to brush up on your research skills or learn the basics of starting a research project.


Subject Guide

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Lenis McBride
Subjects: History