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LASI 170 Introduction to Library Research

Tech Help for WSU Students

Online classes require e-mail! That is the main method of communication between an instructor and individual students.

check email:; account to give friends: aspaul@shockers.wichita.eduStudent email is through Office 365. Students can receive email on their mobile devices as well as through the myWSU portal. This email address will be available for life. Log in to your email with your and password.

The account others use to send email to you is different! The account to give friends and others to contact you is not the same as your login. The account others use to contact you has two parts:

Part 1: initials of your first and middle names and your full last name, usually followed by a number.

Part 2:


Blackboard Assistance 24/7
Phone Number: 316-978-4357, Option 2

laptop on table with pencil cup and coffee cup faded to all yellowNeed a computer for overnight or longer? You have a couple of options, although there is no guarantee of availability, so be sure to make your request ahead of time.

WSU Help Desk
Phone Number: 316-978-4357, Option 1 and 4

Blackboard Assistance 24/7
Phone Number: 316-978-4357, Option 2

Classroom projectors
Phone Number: 316-978-4357, Option 3

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?

‚Äč      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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