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Online Students Library Orientation: Research Help

This guide is designed to help online students navigate library resources and services.

Get Research Help from a Librarian

When the reference desk is staffed, you can communicate directly with a librarian by phone, chat and email.
During regular fall and spring semester hours, the reference desk is staffed during the following hours:
     Monday - Thursday: 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM
     Friday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

     Saturday: 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM
     Sunday: 1:00 PM until 9:00 PM

You can speak with a librarian by calling the reference desk at 803-323-4501.

You can find the chat link on the right side of the library homepage.
The chat link looks like this: 

You can email with a librarian using the following email address:

Research Help by Appointment

The Book-A-Librarian service offered through Dacus Library is for students, faculty or staff who need one-on-one assistance with research. Your scheduled meeting with a librarian can take place in-person at the library, or by telephone or email.

What we can do:

      > Teach you how to navigate and locate the library’s resources, such as searching for articles in research databases and     
          searching for print and electronic materials in the library's catalog

     > Guide you to helpful citation resources

     > Demonstrate how to use various software (check each librarian's profile for "technology skills")

     > Teach introductory computer skills

For more information, and to schedule an appointment, please visit our Book-A-Librarian webpage.

Research Guides

The librarians at Dacus Library maintain many different research guides to help you find the resources you need. 

Some of the most popular guides are:
    Athletic Training/Exercise Science
    Biology Resource Guide
    Education Resources
    Human Nutrition
    Literary Criticism

and there are many more available for your various research needs!

How to Get Help

Reference 803-323-4501
Circulation 803-323-4502

You can find the chat link on the right side of the library homepage.


The reference desk schedule will show you when a librarian is available.

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