The staff at the reference desk in Bizzell Memorial Library and at the branch libraries provides assistance in using the Libraries' collections and services. They can guide you through the library research process and teach you to use the catalog, databases, print indexes and other materials. To receive research assistance by phone, please call (405)325-4142. You may also obtain assistance by email through University Libraries' Email a Librarian service or chat reference service.
The reference collection includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, biographical sources, periodical indexes and abstracts, and many other subject reference materials. Each branch library has specialized reference materials pertaining to its subject areas.