Contact Reference to receive research assistance and direction, including everything from how to use our online library catalog, to advanced search strategies for finding relevant scholarly articles in online library databases. 

During late night hours, consult Ask a Librarian for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about researching in the library. Can't figure out which online library database to access? Having trouble with MLA or APA citation format? Ask at the Reference Desk, or browse our Research Guides when the desk is closed for the night. 

Call the Reference Desk at 617-573-8532.

Email Reference: sawlib (at)

Text Sawyer Reference Librarians at 617-299-7291.