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Ashford University Library

24/7 Library Assistance for Online Learners

The Ashford University Library is here to support you in finding the information you need to complete your assignments.

This online resource – accessible via your device or desktop – includes a wide selection of scholarly journals and articles, ebooks, academic video, newspapers, business research tools, and more.

The best part: You can get help whenever you need it, and you’ll be talking to a live person when you reach out to a librarian.

Contact a Librarian

To get in touch with us, access the library through your online classroom or your Student Portal. Choose the method of communication you prefer:

- Chat. Chat assistance is available 24/7.
- Phone. Speak with an Ashford librarian by calling the toll-free number listed on the library website during our phone hours.
- Email. When you send an email, you’ll receive a response within one business day or less.

No matter which method you choose, Ashford University librarians will be your guides throughout the research process to help you successfully complete your assignment.

Can’t Find What You Need In the Library?

If your search comes up empty, you can always ask a librarian to assist you with Interlibrary Loan Services. This service allows you to obtain articles and other documents that are not currently in the Ashford Library's electronic collections.

Library Tools

In addition to helping you navigate the Library database, Ashford University offers a number of helpful tools for students.

Library Webinars
These popular events occur twice a month. Attendees interact with each other and chat with librarians, while learning important new skills and understanding library resources in depth. Webinar topics include an orientation to the library, basic and advanced research skills, using keywords in your search, organizing your research, and much more. View the schedule and join in via the library homepage. Webinars are recorded and available to all students.

Library Tutorials
The Ashford Library creates multimedia tutorials to help students learn new concepts and skills in a visual and interactive format. Learn how to use library databases, identify scholarly articles, find articles for your assignments, and more.

Research Guides
Librarian-curated Research Guides provide recommendations for useful research resources both in the library’s collection and on the web, based on your area of research or even your specific course. These guides provide support for starting your research as well as helpful tips.

QuickAnswers
Quick Answers houses Frequently Asked Questions about using the Ashford University Library and finding information for assignments, available 24/7 on the library website.

Collections

Take advantage of the following online academic resources available to you as an Ashford student, faculty member, or staff member.

Collection Highlights

  • ACM Digital Library
  • CQ Researcher
  • Credo Reference
  • Ebrary E-book collection
  • EBSCOHost
  • Films On Demand
  • Gale Business Insights: Global
  • IEEE Xplore
  • JSTOR
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Mergent
  • Project MUSE
  • ProQuest
  • PsycCRITIQUES/PsycBOOKS/PsycINFO/PsycARTICLES
  • SAGE Journals Online
  • SAGE Research Methods
  • Westlaw
  • World Book Online