Whether you’re a first-year college student, starting graduate school, or you’ve been here for a while and want help navigating the library’s resources, SMU Libraries can help.

Ask Us

We are here to answer your questions –from booking a study room to academic publishing. There are a lot of ways you can contact us, online or in person:

• Chat

• Email

• Phone

• At the Desk

Look for the red Ask Us tab on the right side of our website. You can send us a message right away. If chat isn’t available, don’t give up.  Check out our FAQs or send us an email. We will get back to you as soon as we can!

Screen Shot of SMU Libraries Main Page with Ask Us button on the right

Click on the red button (hint: it’s on the right)

Research Guides

Use subject guides to find the top databases and resources for your field, recommended by your subject librarian. They are a great place to start your research, and have links to in-depth guides on a variety of research topics. If you need more help, you can make an appointment with your librarian directly from the page. Just click the red Schedule an Appointment button to get individualized research help, face-to-face or online.

Screen Shot of Subject Librarian with schedule an appointment button

Look for this box to easily make an appointment

Research Workshops

Did you recently transfer to SMU? We have Research Essentials for Transfer Students workshop just for you.

Need an intro to graduate level research? Try Library 6001: Graduate Research Essentials. 

Want to learn how to manage your citations? Our RefWorks workshop is offered multiple times a semester.

We have research workshops aimed at all skill and comfort levels. Check out our full lineup.


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