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Reference Services

Reference librarians are here to answer your questions about where to find information on different topics.  You can also get your library questions answered by emailing us, calling us, texting us or using the 24/7 chat service.

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Library Research Guides

Research Guides

Library research doesn't have to be hard. Start with the research guides and find all of the information you need, all in one place.

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Open book

Matt de la Peña Reading

Celebrate the release of Matt de la Peña's newest novel, "The Living"  on Wed, October 22 at 7 p.m. in Room LL430.  The event, part of the Fall 2014 Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series, is free and open to all.

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Library Blogs

Library

Chamber music Art Under the Dome
September 29, 2014

We are pleased to announce the return of our popular "Art Under the Dome" series.  Read on for more information.

Reference

Downtown San Diego Skyline What Does Peer Review Mean?
October 21, 2014

Has a professor asked that your sources be from peer reviewed sources but you are still not sure what that means? Read on to find out.

Special Collections & University Archives

Spirit Lab Spirit Lab: New Religious Thought in the Golden State
September 30, 2014

Our new exhibit Spirit Lab: New Religious Thought in California opened last week in the Donor Hall of Love Library. Come check it out!

Library Technology

Macbook Pro Borrow a Macbook Pro
August 27, 2014

We have 6 new Macbook Pro laptops available for lending (to SDSU students only) in the Media Center.  Read on for details on how to borrow one.

Digital Projects

First graders staffing & using a supermarket mockup A school within a school
August 1, 2014

Originally called the “Training School,” the Campus Laboratory School was a real elementary, middle and high school.

Information Literacy & Instruction

Faculty: Are you updating your syllabus?
August 7, 2014

It’s not too early to request a library instruction session for your students.  Use our online request form.  Library & Information Access offers a wide range of instruction and tours, from basic orientation through highly specialized research guidance.