Research Assistance

Library Services and Research Assistance (including thesis or dissertation):

In-depth database and Internet searching assistance

  • Your liaison librarian will work with you, by appointment, to research your topic fully in all pertinent databases and suggest advanced search strategies.

Reference assistance with questions that arise during your research

  • You can continue to work with the liaison librarian who assisted you initially, by appointment or in e-mail. If that librarian is not available call the library service desk (828) 262-2820.

ABC Express delivery of books or periodicals from UNC-A or WCU

Interlibrary Loan

  • Use interlibrary loan for items that are not listed in the WNCLN Library Catalog. The library absorbs any charges it incurs for getting books, dissertations, theses, article photocopies, or other materials you might need. Remember the average turnaround time for interlibrary loan is two weeks . The Interlibrary Loan Office will only work on up to ten requests for person per day--fewer if there have been many other requests submitted that day.