Research Help Regular Hours (309-677-3502)

Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM -5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday Noon - 9:00 PM

Reference Assistance

Reference librarians are available to assist students, faculty/staff, and other library users to find information and to identify and use information resources. For assistance, please come to the reference area on the first floor of the library or telephone (309) 677-3502.

Reference questions may be sent via email to The Reference Librarian will try to provide answers within 24 hours during the regular school term. During Summer and Interim sessions, response time may not be as fast.

You may prefer to telephone the Reference Desk at (309) 677-3502. For more in-depth reference assistance, please come to the Reference Desk on the first floor of the library or contact your Liaison Librarian.

Database Searching

The Cullom-Davis library subscribes to many databases and electronic indexes and then makes them freely available to Bradley University students, faculty and staff via the library web page. The library also offers searches for databases that we can not make freely available on the library web page. These databases are searched by the librarians for Bradley University patrons and have a per-search cost. The library waives the cost for Bradley students, faculty and staff. Since the Library is charged on a per-search basis for this service and absorbs the cost, a librarian will determine when a per-search cost database will be used. Online searches for non-Bradley patrons may be requested, and will be done on a cost-recovery basis if time is available and no licensing restrictions apply.

To initiate a search, please contact Denise Johnson, Reference and Government Documents Librarian (309) 677-2840 or your Departmental Liaison Librarian

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