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  • Chat: Use the button at the bottom right of the screen to chat with us if a librarian is available. If we're offline, you can click through to our list of Frequently Asked Questions or send us a question so we can get back to you later.
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    For immediate help, use Chat if it is available.
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  • Library Research Guides
    Online research guides organized by academic disciplines & various research topics