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Waidner-Spahr Library

Resources for International Students: Starting Your Research

Where Do I Start?

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The library website is always a good place to start your research and access the library's resources and services. For example:

  • If you want to learn about library policies, you can go to the Student Services page to learn about how long you can keep a book or DVD, how to renew your library materials, how to reserve a study room, and much more.
  • Your librarians are always here to help! Visit the Ask a Librarian page for Frequently Asked Questions about using the library. You can also add your own questions, contact a librarian through email, chat, or phone, or set up a research appointment.
  • If you are looking for information for your research project, you can go to the Do Research page, where you can access the catalog (for books and DVDs) and databases (collections of information containing articles, statistics, and more). You can also access subject specific online research guides to quickly find the most reliable and relevant information for your project.
  • You can search for specific journal, newspaper, and magazine titles from the Journals & Newspapers page.

The more you become familiar with the library's resources, the better your research will be!