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UC Davis General Library Policy on Electronic Reference Service - modified for the Health Sciences Libraries

Through e-mail reference and our Live Chat service, UC Davis Health Sciences Libraries provides prompt assistance with a variety of types of inquiries, such as library holdings information, search strategy in the use of The Harvest Catalog and the Melvyl Catalog and journal article databases (especially PubMed), factual questions, statistical data, or questions about UCD Health Sciences specialized resources, services and facilities. E-mail reference may not be appropriate for questions which are more complex in nature or require more research time. The library does not provide financial, legal, medical, or veterinary advice. Requests to check citations or holdings will be limited to no more than five. Interlibrary loan requests should be forwarded to the appropriate ILL unit.

For questions requiring more research time to resolve, individuals are advised to come to the library for onsite consultation. UC faculty, students or staff, or outside scholars or researchers needing information on UCD unique collections may be referred to a subject specialist librarian for further consultation by phone or e-mail.

The UCD electronic reference service is intended to support the learning, research and continuing education needs of UC Davis faculty, students and staff. Queries from individuals not affiliated with UC must be limited to the specialized collections and resources of the UCD Health Sciences Library. Some electronic information sources are limited to use by faculty, staff and students of the University of California, Davis.

The library will provide a response to electronic reference queries as soon as possible, with a goal of no more than two working days (holidays excepted).

If you have any comments on this service, please contact us at hslref@lib.ucdavis.edu