Reference Services include:

  • Searching assistance with MEDLINE, MNCAT and other databases and resources.
  • Locating factual answers to reference questions.
  • Referring questions to the appropriate information providers, including subject specialists.
  • Limited reference assistance is available to non-current U of M student, staff, or faculty members. For in-depth help, please contact InfoNOW.
  • Contact us directly at, via chat or 612-626-3260.

Place a request:

Literature Search Request (U of M Student/Staff/Faculty ONLY) - Expert searchers will search the literature for you on the topic of your choice. Search history and results are delivered via email.

Meet with a Librarian (U of M Student/Staff/Faculty ONLY) - Consult with the library liaison to your school or department for assistance with subject specific searching or instruction on library tools, including databases, point-of-care resources and RefWorks.

Reference Services Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

(Hours vary during U of M holidays, between academic semesters, and during summer.)

Contact us directly at,

via chat or 612-626-3260