Reference Services

Reference librarians will:

  • look up definitions, facts, formulas and other scientific or technical information.
  • help with the use of the catalog, databases, and indexes.
  • confirm the library's holdings.
  • explain procedures and policies for circulation and use of materials.

Contact Reference

Use our online form to ask Reference Services Staff a question.

  • Phone: 800.662.1545 or in the Kansas City area at 816.926.8764. Phone service is available all hours that the library is open.
  • Fax: 816.926.8782
  • Via email

Reference Guides

Use these guides for more in-depth help with some of the frequently asked topics and more complex resources in the library.

Guide #1: History of Science and Technology
Guide #2: Units, Dimensions, Conversions and Formulas
Additional Research Guides

Additional Reference Services:

Patents and Trademarks Program
Standards and Specifications
Science & Engineering Databases

Papers by Reference Librarians

Scott Curtis

Eliseo Fernández

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