University Library & Learning Resources Center

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Resources Services Hours University Library


  • Main Reference Desk
    Stop by the Main Reference Desk on the first floor for assistance with finding information about the Library and how to use the many resources and services we make available to you. For more information, call (334) 229-4110.
  • HORNetCat
    HORNetCat the Library's online catalog allows you to search for materials in our collections.
  • Databases
    The Library subscribes to a variety of databases that provide information on books, dissertations, encyclopedias, dictionaries, articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers, and other materials. Full text is available from many of our databases. The databases are now easily accessible off campus by clicking on the database name and typing in the required information. Call Randy Curtis at (334) 229-6968 or Cedric Davis at (334) 229-6998 for assistance.
  • Alabama Virtual Library
    Many of our databases are also available through the Alabama Virtual Library and are accessible from your home. You'll need to set up an AVL account through your Alabama local public library.
  • Serials Solutions
    Because the Library subscribes to so many databases with full-text articles, it is often difficult to determine which database provides access to the articles you need. Check Serials Solutions to determine if the full text of an article is accessible through one or more of our databases.
  • Curriculum Materials Center
    The Curriculum Materials Center on the second floor houses a collection of curriculum guides, motion pictures, video cassettes, lesson plans, units, textbooks, school report forms, bulletin board materials, education games, dictionaries, vertical file materials, encyclopedias, and media software. For more information, call (334) 229-4108.
  • Health Sciences Collection
    This collection, located on the fourth floor of the Library, supports the curriculum and research of the faculty, staff, and students of the School of Health Sciences. For more information, call Inga Moten Health Sciences Librarian at (334) 229-1074.
  • Serials Department
    Journals, magazines, and newspapers to which the Library subscribes are located on the third floor. To determine if the Library subscribes to a particular title, do a "Journal Title Keyword" search in HORNetCat. For additional assistance, call (334) 229-4111.
  • The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African-American Culture
    The National Center includes the Library's Special Collections and Archives, a collection of multi-media materials representing African American life and the history of Alabama State University. The National Center's exhibits and special events are held at 1345 Carter Hill Road on the south edge of the ASU campus. For additional information on the National Center, call Alecia Hoffman or Gwen Boyd at (334) 229-4876. For Special Collections and Archives information, call (334) 229-4112.
  • Montgomery Higher Education Consortium
    The collections of other libraries in Montgomery are also available for your research. You may check out materials from Auburn University at Montgomery, Faulkner University, Huntingdon College, Troy State University at Montgomery, and the Alabama Public Library Services by registering for the Montgomery Higher Education Consortium at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. Before visiting these libraries, you may wish to search their online catalogs.


  • Checking Out Library Materials
    As a student, you can check out materials at the Library's Circulation Desk on the first floor using your validated ASU identification card. Course reserves, materials placed on reserve by faculty, are kept at the Circulation Desk. For information, call Rebecca Mohr at (334) 229-4637 or Robert Calloway at (334) 229-6826.
  • Study Rooms
    Study rooms are available on the third and fourth floors.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    The Library can order materials not in our collection through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan forms are available at the desks on the first, third, and fourth floors. You should allow at least one week for materials to arrive. For assistance, call (334) 229-1074 or (334) 229-6835.
  • Information Literacy Program
    This program helps members of the ASU community develop new as well as enhance existing skills for locating, evaluating, and using information effectively and ethically. Check out our growing collection of course research guides. For more information, call Marsha V. Taylor, Information Literacy Librarian at (334) 229-6839 or email her at

Citing Your Sources

Copies of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers are available at the Main Reference Desk on the first floor of the Library. You can also use Citation Machine, an interactive Web tool designed to assist you with modeling cited information in the proper format.

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Alabama State University
University Library & Learning Resources Center
Revised by: Marsha V. Taylor, Information Literacy Librarian
All contents copyright 2005, ASU. All rights reserved.
November 6, 2005