Research Help

Our librarians at the reference desk are extremely knowledgeable. We love to help you formulate research strategies and introduce you to the wide array of information resources at your disposal.

To aid you in your research, we’ve also created citation guides and tutorials on using research databases and using RefWorks, a utility for managing and producing citations in APA, Chicago, or MLA style.


Shoen Library’s research databases provide access to scholarly articles, business information, and other information sources. Also view databases by subject.


Librarians recommend a broad search using the Search Shoen Library and Beyond! portal, and the Advanced Search is ideal for precise searching.

Ask A Librarian - 24/7 Online Chat

Our Ask a Librarian 24-hour service is transitioning to a new platform this summer. We'll be back in time for fall term -- maybe sooner. Thank you for your patience. 

Shoen Library Reference Desk
Phone 503.534.7040