University Library & Learning Resources Center

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  • 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 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 easily accessible off campus by clicking on the database name and typing in the required information. Call Cedric Davis at 229-6998 or Randy Curtis at 229-5604 for assistance. If you have not checked out materials from the Library, stop by the Circulation Desk to register so that you can access the databases off campus.
  • Alabama Virtual Library
    Many of our databases are also available through the Alabama Virtual Library and are accessible from your home. You can set up an AVL account through your Alabama local public library. AVL provides backup access to databases if the University server experiences difficulties.
  • 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 discover 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 229-4108.
  • Health Science Ready Reference & Circulating Collections
    These collections, located on the fourth floor of the Library, support the curriculum and research of the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Health Sciences. For more information, call Inga Moten, Health Science Librarian at 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" search in HORNetCat. For additional assistance, call 229-4111.
  • The The The National Center PortalPortalfor the Study of Civil Rights & African-American Culture
    The The National Center Portalincludes the Library's Special Collections and Archives, a collection of multimedia materials representing African American life and the history of Alabama State University. The The National Center Portal'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 The National Center Portal, call Gwen Boyd at 229-4876. For Special Collections and Archives information, call Linda Harvey at 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 faculty or staff, you can check out materials at the Library's Circulation Desk on the first floor using your ASU identification card. Course reserves are kept at the Circulation Desk. For information, call Rebecca Mohr at 229-4637 or Robert Calloway at 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 229-6835 or 229-4160.
  • Information Literacy Program
    This program helps members of the ASU community develop new and 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 Barbara Hightower at 229-6839.

Information Literacy Program | Course Research Guides

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Alabama State University
University Library & Learning Resources Center
Authored by: Barbara Hightower, Information Literacy Librarian
All contents copyright 2003-04, ASU. All rights reserved.
July 9, 2004