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Get Help / Research Assistance

Reference librarians are available to help with research and to recommend appropriate print and electronic resources. The Pollak Library provides a range of research assistance services both in-person and online. Subject librarians are available to support every major and area of study on campus. Reference librarians provide help with using online databases, developing search strategies, and navigating library resources in support of campus research. 

Reference Librarians can assist Pollak Library patrons with research through a number of methods to suit your schedule and preferences. 


Reach out to your librarian or message the Research Center directly at

Chat Online with a Librarian
Get help now with your research.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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In Person Services

Pollak Library Research CenterCall: 657-278-3284
Visit the Research Center during desk hours

Location: 1st floor - North Library Building

Research Center Desk Hours

Monday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Make Research Appointment

For more in depth research questions (e.g. capstone project, thesis, or class projects<), use "Make an Appointment" to set up a research session with your subject specialist.

  • Appointments are available both virtually and in-person.
  • Available to all current members of the CSUF community.

Make an Appointment