Getting research help from home or after regular Library hours
Answered by Butte College Librarians
Access from Butte College home page
Answered by librarians throughout the U.S.
Can be followed up by Butte College Librarians.
Can also be accessed via other library web sites, such as
Butte County Library http://www.buttecounty.net/BCLibrary/
California State University, Chico – Meriam Library http://www.csuchico.edu/library/
Virtual reference service for research questions.
Priority given to users of participating libraries. (Butte College is not a participating library)
Service is free to all—questions from around the world and people of all ages
Questions answered by trained graduate students in library schools and professional volunteers (mostly librarians)
Use free sites and sometimes refer to print or subscription sources (local resources when possible)
Access from Internet Public Library home page http://www.ipl.org/
Use other resources if answer is needed within 3 days
A website (http://www.ipl.org/) containing:
Collections of nearly 45,000 links
E-mail reference service
An educational and research laboratory for librarians
Majority of work is student-driven
Link to free online sites
All links selected and reviewed by library science graduate students—must meet our collection policies
Sites indexed and abstracted
Subject collections as well as special features and exhibits
Reference sites recommended by Butte College Library: Home Page Reference Links
Internet Public Library Ready Reference: http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/ref00.00.00
Best Free Reference Sites (Recommended by American Library Association): http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/rusaourassoc/rusasections/mars/marspubs/MARSBESTIndex.htm
Best Online Reference Sites: http://www.rcls.org/deskref/
Dictionary & Subject Dictionaries http://www.yourdictionary.com/
Statistics – Statistical Abstract http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab
AllRefer.com http://www.allrefer.com (Online directory of resources by subject.)
Bartleby.com http://www.bartleby.com (Online literature and reference including biographies, quotes, encyclopedias and other reference books.)
Collections of the electronic version of scholarly journals, magazines, and resources provided by database providers, such as GALE, H.W. Wilson.
Users access the Library databases via the Internet but most resources found in these research databases cannot be found on the World Wide Web. The Library pays subscription fees to access the databases.
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