Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Library Highlights: Maryland AskUsNow!

Welcome back students, faculty, and staff.   The beginning of a new semester is a great time to get to know the services the library offers.  In this post we highlight:

Maryland AskUsNow! 
         Our 24/7 chat reference service 

Imagine this:
It is 1 am and you are working on an assignment that is due at 11 am.  You need to find additional resources (articles) and you are not sure where to look and need some help.  The library is closed, so what can you do to get some help?

You can use Maryland AskUsNow!  It is your access to 24/7 reference assistance.  You can access it from the link on the library’s homepage.  Once you click on the link, you can ask your question and be chatting with a librarian in no time. 

The librarians will be able to show you how to find the information you need and perhaps even work with you on what search terms will bring the best results.  No question is too tough!

Here are some sample questions that have been asked recently:
·         I am looking for a reference that will give the names of prisoners on death row in 1926 and 1927.
·         I am looking for articles from the Wall Street Journal that discusses challenging Organizational Behavior situations.
·         Can someone help me find scholarly articles for the Speech Language Pathology field?

We encourage you to try out the service yourself.  Click on the picture below to access Maryland AskUsNow!

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