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Ritter Library Reference Services: Reference Assistance

This page describes the array of information services offered by Ritter Library's Reference department.

Reference Assistance


The Reference librarians at Ritter Library are skilled in the use of online and print resources offered through Ritter Library and through the OhioLINK system. Reference Librarians will help library users:

  • find information on a topic
  • develop a search strategy for research papers
  • use the library's catalogs, databases, subject guides and other resources
  • locate books or journal articles
  • locate facts and statistical data
  • answer questions about library policies, services and facilities



Reference assistance is provided in person at the Reference desk, and by phone, or email. Reference desk hours during semesters are as follows:

Monday - Thursday

10:00am - 5:00pm; 6:00pm - 9:00pm


10:00am - 5:00pm




3:00pm - 9:00pm

Individual appointments with Reference librarians are also available, and can be scheduled here: Library Research Assistance Appointment Scheduler