The Reference Staff plays an active role in the intellectual life of the Stout Community by facilitating the research process using both online and print resources. Reference librarians provide assistance at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Robert S. Swanson Library & Learning Center, via E-mail, chat, text and scheduled consultation.

Hours: Check the Library Hours page for current hours.

Reference Resources

Reference Resources are primarily authoritative fact resources such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and directories.

For reference sources:
  • Search Credo or Gale Virtual Reference, databases of reference resources only Stout Users Only
  • To find reference sources located online and in the Reference Area, use Search@UW and limit to the Reference Collection location.

Reference Librarians

All librarians assist in reference assistance and consultations:

Last Updated: 08/24/2015  Last Revised 08/24/2015

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