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Reference Services

Reference Service Is Available...

  • in person during the times listed below.
  • via email. Send email to reference@methodist.edu and get a response within 24-48 hours.
  • on the phone. Call (910) 630-7123 during the times listed below for assistance.
Day Time
Monday through Thursday 8 AM - 10 PM
Friday 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM
Sunday 1 PM - 11 PM

Reference Librarians...

  • will help you obtaining materials for your paper, project, or presentation.
  • will conduct searches using Electronic Resources to locate citations or article that you can use in your project.
  • will use reference materials, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases, and statistical sources, to find an answers to a query or define a term or concept.
  • will assist you in locating materials in the Davis Memorial Library or in other libraries' collections.
  • will conduct web searches to locate appropriate materials.
  • will assist you in formatting a citation for a works cited list.
  • work with you as a team.

Reference Librarians...

  • will not choose a topic for you. The librarians will direct you to sources to help you decide on a topic, but they will not select your topic for you.will not proof-read your paper. You can make an appointment at the Writing Center or see your instructor for assistance.
  • will not do your paper for you. You need to take the lead in the research process.
  • do not work unattended. You cannot leave a list of what you want and come back later.
  • do not work with patrons who are engaged in cell phone conversations. Finish your call, and then ask for help.