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General reference

Your first stop should be with our Reference staff. They are available to answer questions and help you with your research in person, or via email, phone, or chat.

Our General Reference Librarians can help you navigate Stanford's wealth of information resources. They'll teach you how to use new search tools, how to locate sources from libraries throughout the world, and much more. 

Scholars and students who need in-depth assistance can contact a Subject Librarian and set up a consultation. See the complete list of Subject Librarians. Topic guides and collections are also useful for identifying resources to help you do research in a particular area.