There are a number of ways you can learn how to use Lewis Library's resources effectively. Scheduled classes are held a few times per month, but learning doesn't begin and end there -- you can request help anytime. During weekday hours, visit or call the Reference Office (LIB-222, 817-735-2070) to get help with tasks such as selecting a database to search, finding cited books or journals, or identifying subject terms. No matter what the hour, you can use the Ask a Librarian form  on this website to submit a question, and a librarian will respond by the next business day.
If you want advanced training on a particular literature database or on RefWorks, our reference management tool, then you can request a meeting with one of our Instruction Librarians that is tailored to your needs. If you are assigned a group project that includes research, this can be a great way to get everyone up to speed and to develop a work plan. Call or visit the Reference Office to schedule a time and let us know what kind of help you need.
Finally, if you prefer self-service, our website is the place to start.
- Check the Research Guides  to see if there is one specifically for your course or topic.
- On the Databases page , view the descriptions to decide which ones to search.
- The Database Tutorials & Help page  links to "quick start" guides, in-depth tutorials, and more. It includes our video tutorials on Retrieving Journal Articles Online and Handling Problem Citations.
- If you are not finding what you need, see the Get Help page  for a summary of your options.
The librarians and staff of the Lewis Library are here not only to provide great information resources, but to help you get the most out of them. We look forward to working with you!