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Research and Instructional Services

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.

Reference Materials

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 directories.

Electronic 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 school projects.

Library 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.

Research Consultation

One-on-one 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.

Research 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.

Collection Development & Materials Selection

The 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.



Reference Collections