Monday, September 23, 2013

Questions? Get in touch!

If you've visited the library recently, hopefully you've seen the big red Ask Us! sign next to the reference desk on the second floor.  This desk is staffed by friendly, knowledgeable students who can refer you to librarians for your in-depth research needs. 

Did you know about all of the other ways you can contact librarians for assistance?

Call us: 205.726.2196

Tweet us: @TheRefDesk

Text us: 205.863.4065

Or Live Chat with us:  The chat box is on the left side of the page.

These resources are all available during regular library hours.

Want to ask a specific librarian a question?  Find their contact info here:

Need to know how to find us or how to get in touch with a specific department?  That's available online, too:

You can find all of this information on the main Ask Us! page:

We look forward to helping you find answers!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Constitution Week

September 17th marks the beginning of Constitution Week, which is hosted by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

On September 17th, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.  From Credo Reference:

"...the Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787, and ratified by the required number of states (nine) by June 21, 1788. It superseded the original charter of the United States in force since 1781 and established the system of federal government that began to function in 1789. The Constitution is concise, and its very brevity and its general statement of principles have, by accident more than by design, made possible the extension of meaning that has fostered growth. There are seven articles and a preamble; 27 amendments have been adopted."

You can find the entire text of the Constitution via Credo Reference here:  Text of the Constitution of the United States.

Credo Reference is an excellent resource and a great alternative to non-scholarly general knowledge websites that is available to all Samford students.  Use Credo to find scholarly articles, images, and other verified media for use in projects and presentations.

Need help with your research?  Ask us!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Be Mindful of Personal Belongings in the Library

As the 2013 Fall Semester gets underway here at Samford University, we ask all students who use the library as a study and work space to be mindful of their belongings.

The Davis Library is not only open to Samford students and faculty, but also to visiting scholars and members of the public from the Birmingham area.  Many different people take advantage of the great resources we have here at Samford.  

Please do not leave books, computers, or other personal belongings unattended or out of your sight for any length of time in the library.  

Questions about using the library?  Find out more about our policies here.