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Best Practices & Guidelines for LibGuide Authors

This guide provides tips & resources to help WVU librarians create better LibGuides and save time in the process.

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Help for Students with Research Questions

Students can get individualized research assistance with their papers at the WVU Libraries. 

Request a time and library (Downtown, Evansdale or Health Sciences) that fits with your schedule by filling out the brief request form. Librarians are generally available 8:30AM – 4:00PM.

What kind of help is offered?

  • Finding a research topic
  • How to begin research
  • How to find sources
  • Organize information into a structured paper
  • Explain documentation and citation formats


Ask a Librarian

Request a Time for Individual Research Help
  • Need help with finding research topics, finding sources, or using citation systems like MLA or APA?
  • Get individualized research assistance with your research.
  • Request a time that fits with your schedule.
  • Librarians are generally available 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
  • Please note that we do not proofread papers nor help with writing difficulties.

Tech Help

Visiting from Off-Campus?

From off-campus locations, you will be prompted to enter a username and password when you select a resource.

  • Username =  WVU username (usually the same as the MIX username).  
  • Password = WVU password 


Get Books from Another Campus Library!

The University Libraries provide intra-campus book delivery service Monday through Friday each week. Faculty, staff and students who need a book from a campus library other than the one nearest to them can request it electronically through WorldCat, the online catalog. 

If you have found a citation in WorldCat for a book at another WVU library:

  1. Select the Request: Book Express + button in the Find a copy in the library box in WorldCat 
  2. Fill in your WVU ID number and your last name. 
  3. Fill out the form
  4. Choose the library that you want the book sent to
  5. Press Submit Request
  6. The Library Courier will deliver your book to the library of your choice as soon as possible
  7. When the book arrives you will receive an email and it will be on the hold shelf for you at the front desk