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Library Orientation

Introduction to the ASU Library: resources, services and study spaces

Welcome!

This Guide will introduce you to the ASU Library. 

  • Use the Visit the Library tab to see what resources are available at the ASU Library.
  • Use the Online Resources tab to learn about research databases and online Library Guides for all majors and specific courses.
  • Use the Help! tab for contact information and library assistance.
  • Use the Videos and Tutorials tab to watch fun mini-movies and learn to use the library at your own pace.
  • Use the Homework Assignment tab to access today's assignment and find additionial help.

Why Use Library Resources?

Why Use the Library When You Could Use Google?
Watch this video to find out why the library and its resources are better than Google for your English papers.

Ten Reasons to Use the Library:

  1. Help with research
  2. Help with citation styles (MLA, APA, etc.)
  3. Guidance on avoiding plagiarism
  4. Group study rooms
  5. Safe, quiet, late-night study spaces
  6. Sheet music, CDs, and streaming music databases at the Music Library
  7. Printers and copiers
  8. E-books
  9. Culture Passes to local museums
  10. Better grades!

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.