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Librarians are available to assist you with library and research questions. You can reach a librarian via chat, email, text, or book a 1:1 research appointment. Check out SMU's 5-Minute Librarian Consults for help on various library and research topics.

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

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Text us at 650-275-5788 (please include your SMU email)


For general inquiries, please call the Oakland Library Circulation Desk 510.879.9290 or email us at