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E-mail Reference Service
Welcome! Faculty, staff and students may use this service for questions that have
concise, factual answers. Limit use to three questions per day. Every reasonable attempt
will be made by library staff to respond your questions within 24 hours (Monday-Friday).
Questions send to us on a holiday, break, or weekend will not reach the library until
the next regular business day.
If you have a more immediate need for reference services, please call or visit:
AHC Learning Resources Center – Santa Maria Campus (922-6966, ext. 3322),
Jacoby Learning Resources Center – Lompoc Valley Center (922-6966 ext. 5224) or email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we can answer by e-mail
All questions must be class-related.
Questions must be able to be answered with short, factual responses, such as addresses
or phone numbers of businesses or organizations, a historical fact or date, the source
of a quotation, etc.
We can suggest appropriate sources for beginning or continuing your research.
What we can't answer by e-mail
In-depth reference services are not available via e-mail.
Requests for extensive bibliographies on a topic, questions requiring legal or medical
interpretation, or questions that require searching on microfilm are not available
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limits or context of the question -- e.g., what class does your question pertain to,
do you need historical or current information, what field of knowledge is the question
related to -- the who, what, why, when and where of the question.
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