This guide introduces sources related to urban planning and relevant Wichita State library services to students in the first-year seminar class Design Challenge: WUtopia. University Libraries has resources online and in Ablah Library to help you with this class. Whether you need supplementary information to help you sound intelligent during class discussions, a place to meet with your group, or to better learn how to use library databases, this guide can help. If you do not find what you need, please contact Ethan Lindsay with the contact information in the left column. Ask-A-Librarian Services, listed below, can also connect you to someone who can help.
Come talk to a librarian in person at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Ablah Library.
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.
Reference Desk (Ablah Library) 316-978-3584
Circulation Desk (Ablah Library) 316-978-3582
Music Library 316-978-3029
Interlibrary Loan 316-978-3167
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.