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Communication: Getting Research Help

A guide to library resources for Communication majors, graduate students and faculty.

Quick Help: IM or Text a Librarian

If you need immediate assistance and are unable to reach me, please use the link below to IM or Text a librarian at Milner's Reference Desk.

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                       Milner Librarians

Phone: 309-438-3451

Text: 309-807-9442

Reference Desk Service

If you need immediate assistance and are unable to reach me, please chat with a librarian at the Reference Desk via the Quick Help box to the left or on the Library's home page. Or, text a librarian at 309-807-9442 or call the Reference Desk at 309-438-3451 or go to the Reference Desk, the desk to the right when entering the library.

Librarians at Milner's Reference Desk are available to answer questions many hours during the week and on weekends and are always happy to help you! 

Fall and Spring Semester Reference Desk Service Hours:

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please see the Milner Library website for any variation in hours during breaks, holidays and summer.

Note:  Chat and text reference services are monitored only during the hours above.  Questions submitted to Milner's Email Reference Service usually receive a response within 24 hours.

Subject Librarian for the School of Communication

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Sharon Van Der Laan
Milner Library 526
309 438-7461