Research Help

Just like the Main and Science Libraries, librarians are on staff in the MLC to help you with your research. Visit us at the Third Floor Central Research Support at the top of the stairs. Librarians are available Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sundays, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Library Research Sources
We might not have lots of books like a traditional library, but you will have access to:

  • Over 30,000 full text online journals
  • Nearly 37,000 full text online books
  • GIL, the UGA Libraries catalog and course reserves
  • GALILEO, access over 500 databases to find journal and magazine articles, online dictionaries, encyclopedias and more
  • and library staff right here to help you!

Research help is also available through:

Chat Reference - Chat with a librarian LIVE online! Use the chat widget to the left. Or log into Yahoo, MSN or AIM and add ugalibsref to your buddy list. Or visit us at

Live Chat Reference is available:
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (may vary on home football game days)

1 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

'Ask a Question' email assistance - Answers to brief, factual questions or to problems accessing library resources. Or email the Reference department directly at

Library Research Consultations - When you are ready to start a research paper or thesis and would like help one-on-one, schedule a Research Consultation. You will meet with a librarian to discover sources for your topic and learn how to use these sources to perform your research.

Orientations - Have you ever thought, "They should offer classes on how to use this stuff!"? We do! Contact a librarian to arrange for a one-on-one orientation to the UGA Libraries.

If you are interested in a guided tour of the MLC, please contact Sandra Riggs ( or 706-542-6233) to learn more about the many services and features offered at the MLC.

We are here to help so don't be shy, just ask!