Research and Research Assistance
The Reference and
Research Assistance Service
provides research assistance to ADA University faculty, staff, and students and
also to others in the community using both print and electronic resources.
Reference services are available from Mushvig Imamverdiyev in his office (L104)
on the main floor of the Library. In addition to assisting people who visit the
library, reference librarians also provide research assistance via Ask A Librarian (www.askalibrarian.ada.edu.az ) email.
Print resources: The Reference
Collection consists of materials that provide information on many subjects and
that can be used to start or supplement library research. Reference materials
include such items as dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, maps, and
Resources: The library has many on-line databases and
other electronic books and academic journals available for research. Databases
often contain the entire text of articles from journals, magazines and
newspapers. These articles may be downloaded or printed for use in research and
Instruction is available for classes,
and individual appointments can be made with a Reference librarian who
specializes in research for various subject areas. In addition, library workshops are offered
throughout the year. Please, contact the Reference and Instructional Services
for research assistance and library instruction.
or small group research consultations are available to faculty, staff, and
students of the ADA University. The
consultations can last from 15-60 minutes include instruction in finding and
evaluating sources, in-depth database searching, as well as suggestions for
other sources to consult.
consultation by appointment is recommended for any undergraduates or graduate
students in classes where their research projects are in-depth, specialized,
and unique. Classes with a more standardized research assignment (where
students all have to find similar information but on different topics for
example) should make use of our large group instruction
program. Research consultation by appointment can also be particularly
useful for faculty members who are stepping back into research or who are
researching in a field that is new to them.
& Materials Selection
Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian select books, databases, journals,
and other resources for the libraries in our assigned subject areas. We are
glad to accept suggestions for new resources for both the Reference Collection
and the general circulating or online collections.