REFERENCE SERVICE

Ibrahim Babangida library provide help in finding your way around the collections, using our services optimally and learning effective research strategies.

WHO MAY USE THE REFERENCE SERVICE

All the registered users of Pavia University libraries are entitled to submit bibliographical enquiries.

 

ABOUT THE SERVICE

The Reference service is structured on different levels.

 

QUICK REFERENCE

This is provided at the information desk, where you can gather general information on:

  • how to consult or borrow books

  • how to do simple research in our University OPAC

  • how to handle simple bibliographical enquiries

  • how to access the library services.

 

SPECIALIZED REFERENCE

This is granted only by appointment with qualified librarians dealing with advanced information research (Reference Managers). They can provide you with specific information about:

  • advanced bibliographical research strategies

  • key sources of information and their use (Databases, e-journals, specialized browsers, and so on)

Management of automatic bibliographies created through the main software in this area (for example, EndNote Web) bibliometric indicators (Impact Factor, H-Index, etc…).