State University Ely Library
Askus: Ely Library's
E-mail Reference Service
Please read the following description of E-mail Reference
Service before submitting your question. If you've used the service before,
you can go directly to the E-mail Reference
What is Ely Library's Email Reference Service?
E-mail Reference is a service that enables you to ask simple factual questions
and receive answers by electronic mail. This service does not process requests
to renew books.
Who can use it?
E-mail Reference is open to Westfield State University faculty, staff, and
students with e-mail accounts. If you are not affiliated with WSU, we can
reply to your question only if it deals with some aspect of Westfield State
University or a unique resource of the Ely Library.
When to expect a response?
Answers or follow-up questions for clarification will be sent within 24 hours,
Monday through Sunday when the college is in session. During the summer and break
periods, responses to questions submitted over a weekend will be sent on Monday.
How to submit a question?
We can provide answers to brief, factual questions, such as the verification
of a bibliographic citation, the spelling or definition of a word, or the
address of a company. Be sure to describe the context of your question
and mention pertinent details.
Longer, in-depth questions cannot be handled through E-mail Reference, but
you are welcome to request assistance at the Reference Desk in Ely Library,
State your question on the E-mail
Reference Form .
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Last Updated 4-9-10