Transportation Reference Services

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Contact:

Mary Kathleen Geary, Public Service Librarian
Transportation Library
University Library
Northwestern University
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
phone:(847) 467-5325
fax: (847) 491-8601

Reference Desk: (847) 491-5273
Reference staff are available Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Northwestern Faculty, Staff and Students: 

Transportation Library staff are able to offer a full range of reference services to Northwestern faculty, staff and students affiliated with the Transportation Center or the Center for Public Safety. This includes: bibliographic instruction, information literacy instruction, research guidance, ready reference and the identification of appropriate referral resources. Northwestern faculty, staff and students are encouraged to make an appointment with the Reference Librarian to discuss their research needs, in the areas of transportation, law enforcement management or environmental impact assessment.

Non-Northwestern Patrons:

Transportation Library staff are able to offer non-Northwestern patrons approximately twenty minutes of free, ready reference services, including a search of reference materials, our online public access catalog and other bibliographic resources. This search may result in the identification of relevant materials held by Northwestern University, a short bibliography, or a referral to a more appropriate resource.

Reference questions from members of the Northwestern University community must take precedence over reference requests from non-Northwestern University patrons, which may cause a delay in response time. Priorities within the Library or staff shortages may make it necessary to decline a request for reference services from non-Northwestern patrons.

Bibliographic Instruction/Information Literacy:

Class instructors or individual researchers may want to contact the Reference Librarian to make an appointment for instruction on how to use the Transportation Library or how to identify major sources of information relative to transportation, law enforcement management or environmental impact assessment.