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New Employees/Student Workers: Reference

About the Library and additional information for students workers and new employees.

Reference Services

Jefferson College Library provides reference services for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Our primary mission is to assist students and faculty who have information needs related to their work at Jefferson College, but others are welcome to make inquiries about subjects covered by the materials in our library's print and online collections, government information, and other subjects with which we are trained to assist. Jefferson College Library staff are prohibited from providing professional legal, medical, or tax advice, but we can assist your with locating materials associated with these topics.


Reference Policy

Available Reference Assistance

Email, chat, or phone reference assistance can help with finding research materials in print and online about a particular topic; short, authoritative information to answer a question; assistance with a journal citation; and definitions. Librarians can supply up to three articles or books about a topic and explain how to find additional materials. For information needs that require specialized knowledge or more assistance with the research process a longer consultation with a librarian is recommended.

Assistance Not Available

Legal, Medical, Financial, or Tax Advice

Complete bibliographies, References, or Works Cited Pages

Reverse Citation assistance or verification of incomplete citations that require extensive time or research

Proof Reading

Personal genealogy research