The Research Support Team maintains a 10,000 volume print reference collection of general and subject specific sources as well as over 350 online reference sources. In addition it provides access to more than 250 indexing, abstracting and full-text databases available on the Web. The team provides assistance in using these print and online sources in several ways as described below.
The Library Information staff maintains a small collection of reference materials such as entrance exam practice books, the alumni directory and style guides for quick consultation.
Library Information staff can provide basic assistance in the use of library resources and will refer to the appropriate reference librarian when needed.
Reference / Research Assistance
Reference librarians answer questions in the library, on the telephone (610-519-4273), through text (610-816-6222), via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the live chat link at the bottom right of the library website.
They will help you locate information for class and personal use, recommend resources, assist with the formulation of research strategies and instruct in the use of print and electronic resources.
Villanova students, faculty or staff may schedule an appointment with a reference librarian for assistance with research projects. Please fill out and submit the online form.
Library Information staff and research librarians are available during most of the hours when the Library is open, either at the front desk or on call. During the fall and spring semesters, a research librarian is available during the following hours:
Spring & Fall Semester Research Support Hours
|Monday - Thursday||9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
To find out more about this program, click on Information Literacy Program.Information Literacy Program