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Ask-A-Librarian: Need More Help?

How to ask Library Staff for help with library services or for assistance with research, citation, and evaluating sources.


Lone Star College-North Harris Library Ask-A-Librarian

What We Can Help You With

What can we help you with?

Here are a few of the things we can help you with:

  • Research - constructing a search strategy, finding articles and books, using library database, and locating primary sources.
  • Citation - preparing your Works Cited or Bibliography, citing quotes, and formatting relating to MLA, APA, and Chicago Style Manuals.
  • Evaluation -  is this a reliable source? Is the information presented timely and accurate?
  • Technical Issues with Library Resource - Having trouble accessing a library database or electronic book? Need help resolving a library fine or placing a hold on a book? We can help you out with that.

Need Help with Tutoring or Writing a Paper?

Checkout Tutoring Services. Tutors at the Center for Reading and Writing can help you with the development and structure of your paper. The Math Achievement Center (MAC) Lab can help with problems related to math subjects. The Biology Learning Center has many tools to help you better understand topics in biology.

Things We Can't Help You With

Librarians can help you with a lot of things, but there are a few things we can't ...

  • Questions about how the Coronavirus Outbreak will affect your class - for information about Lone Star College's response, please visit For specific information about your class, email your professor.
  • Questions about Registration, Tuition, Class Schedule - Please visit Student Services at
  • Questions about Purchasing or Renting Textbooks - Please visit the Campus Bookstore at
  • Legal Advice - Librarians are not licensed lawyers and cannot provide legal advice.
  • Medical Advice - Librarians are not licensed medical professionals and cannot provide medical advice. If you are in need of emergency medical attention, call 911. For less serious issues, contact your doctor. For mental health resources, visit