Ask a Librarian

Prospective Student

How do narrow my research topic?
Which article database should I use?
How do a find a full-text article online?
How do I use RefWorks?

Librarians are available at each of SMU’s campuses to assist you with these questions and more. You can reach any of the librarians by phone or email.

Barbara Ryken, MLS
Oakland Librarian
Barbara Ryken

Phone: 510-869-8692

Hai-Thom Sota, MLIS
Oakland Librarian
Hai-Thom Sota

Phone: 510-869-6511 x3649

Librarians are available to help you with reference help, research, training on library resources and other information needs. Check at the circulation desk to see if a librarian is available or contact your librarians to make an appointment.

Jen Scolari, MLS
Sacramento Librarian

Jen Scolari

Phone: 916-646-2767

Geri Bodeker, MS, MLIS, AHIP
San Francisco Peninsula Librarian

Geri Bodeker

Phone: 650-292-5578