college libraries contain thousands of books, hundreds of
periodicals, print and electronic periodical indexes, and
an on-line public catalog.
The library has
a number of computers, which are located in the reference
area, and provide access to the CD-ROM databases and various
In addition to
providing reference services, the librarians often teach
courses each semester that deal with library research methods
and electronic information resources. They also conduct
a variety of workshops on the use of library resources.
(The library and its resources are discussed in other lessons.)