The Ames Library

Student Resources

You may visit the Library Service Desk, on the entry level, for help with locating library materials, getting started with research, contacting a librarian, picking up a poster, or getting an item that is on Reserve. You may also reach us by calling (309) 556-3350 or email.

A librarian is available Monday - Friday: 10:00 - noon and 1:00-4:00. Please schedule an appointment with a librarian, stop by during office hours, or submit a question.

Getting Started
Navigating the Library
Research Help
  • Begin Your Research Tutorials
    Learn about basic research skills need to complete assignments

  • Cite Sources
    Learn about the main bibliographic styles, such as MLA, APA, Chicago, ASA, etc.

  • Contact a Librarian
    A librarian is always available to help your with your research and assignments

  • Course Guides
    These guides help with advice on completing assignments for a specific course

  • Academic Honesty
    Learn more about how to avoid plagiarism

  • RefWorks
    A tool which helps you manage references and create bibliographies

  • Research Guides
    These guides include resources related to a specific subject

  • Writing Center
    Tutors are available to help you with your writing assignments
Undergraduate Researchers