Reference & Research Assistance

The library's Reference Desk is staffed by a professional librarian at all hours the library is open. Reference staff can help you with individual research needs, from updating course syllabi to tracking down an elusive citation.

To reach the Reference Desk by Phone:

  • UHV -- extension 4166
  • Direct Dial -- 361-570-4166
  • Toll-Free -- 800-687-5006

To reach us by Email:

The Library invites all faculty to take advantage of our library instruction program for specific classroom and research needs. We can accommodate any size group for tours, demonstrations on using our catalog and databases, discussions of research techniques, and explanations of reference sources. Sessions can be a general overview of library resources or more in-depth specific to one academic discipline or sub-discipline. We can also provide "hands-on" sessions in campus computer labs. You can schedule library instruction with Jaena Manson, Instruction and Outreach Librarian. 

Reference staff also provides training for faculty on new databases and library technologies. We will come to your office or you can come to us. Contact Jaena Manson, Instruction and Outreach Librarian to schedule. 

Library services may be available at your campus. Please view our Services for Distance Students LibGuide to find out what services are available at your specific location.