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LASI 170 Introduction to Library Research

WSU Policies

Full List of Campus Services and Resources

Wichita State strives to create a welcoming and supporting environment for all students. Please use the link below to view the list of official statements about University resources and policies.

WSU Syllabus Resources and Policies


Refunds for 8-week classes are different than regular 16-week classes. You have until the end of the third day of class for full tuition refunds, even in second 8-week classes. 

Important dates for fall semester (Accounts Receivable)

Important dates for spring semester (Accounts Receivable)

Definition of a Credit Hour

Officially, students in 1 credit hour, 8-week classes should expect to spend a minimum of two hours each week for the duration of the class on instruction and course related activities as well as at least four hours of course work per week.

Important academic dates are posted on the Registrar's web page.

  • First 8-week classes begin on same day as regular classes each fall and spring semester
  • Second 8-week spring semester classes start on the first day of week 9
  • Last date to drop second 8-week classes and receive a W instead of F is the end of the 3rd business day after the first day of class
  • Fall break runs Saturday through Tuesday in mid-October
  • Thanksgiving break runs Wednesday through Sunday in late November
  • Spring break runs a full week in mid or late March
  • Additional days during fall and spring semesters when classes are not scheduled and offices may be closed are Labor Day (first Monday each September) and Martin Luther King holiday (3rd Monday each January).

Academic Honesty

Students are responsible for knowing and following the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Academic Honesty policy

Inclusive Excellence

Wichita State University is committed to achieving “Inclusive Excellence” and institutional strength through curricula, co-curricula, and other practices, which promote and encourage the intermingling of its students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds, in a challenging intellectual and multicultural climate that is marked by respect and appreciation for the spectrum of human diversity. 

Ask A Librarian

Come talk to a librarian in person at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Ablah Library. 

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What are some reasons to contact a librarian?

​      To find the best resources for your topic
      To discuss strategies and develop skills for searching article databases and the library catalog
      To identify and locate primary source materials


If a librarian is not available, you may also seek assistance from other library staff during library hours who will refer you to the appropriate librarian or department as necessary. 

See the full schedule of library hours including Reference Desk, presession, intersession, and holiday hours for the main library (Ablah) and for the Chemistry and Music branch libraries. Ablah Library hours are also available on an automated phone line: 316-978-3581.

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Chat with us or request a Zoom session via the adjacent chat box. Our chat service is staffed during Reference Desk hours
If chat is not available, send us a question via e-mail.

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   Reference Desk (Ablah Library)  316-978-3584

  Circulation Desk (Ablah Library) 316-978-3582

  Music Library  316-978-3029

  Interlibrary Loan  316-978-3167

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         Email a librarian with your question
         or fill out this form.

Subject Librarians are available to help students, faculty, and staff with their research and library instruction needs. Use the left-hand navigation tabs to find the librarian assigned to a particular subject or college. Contact your subject librarian for assistance or to schedule an appointment for a research consultation.

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