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Help With Citations

The following sites will provide information to guide you as you prepare citations:

Please note that the Purdue OWL online resource is not a complete manual. To find references that are not included in the online style guide, you may need to purchase a complete manual  of style or borrow one from the library. You can purchase a copy of A Writer's Reference at the university bookstore, and there are also books available in the library to help you with citing your resources.

Ask A Librarian!

Call or text 260-638-VANN (8266) for help! University of Saint Francis librarians are generally available to meet with you between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and by appointment at other times. For additional information or to speak to a librarian directly, call the main library number at 260-399-8060.

For individual assistance, please call, text, or stop by the Collaboratory. No appointment is necessary. The Collaboratory is located on the second floor of the library.

Need study help? Tutoring is Available!

If you need study help, visit the Tutoring page from the Student Success and Academic Advising Center here at USF. Tutors are available in several subjects and at different times throughout the week.

Help With Research

NEW! Research Concepts Videos! Are you working on a new research project? Unsure where to start? Where to search? These six video tutorials will take you through everything you need to know to get started with your research. 

Follow our step-by-step Research Guide to help you through the research process. This online guide will help you develop a topic, find the right resources, create citations, and avoid plagiarism.

Research Guides

Research guides can make it easier for you to find the books, articles, journals, and videos you need to complete your assigned work. There are guides for specific courses and also guides for broader subject areas. For additional assistance, please use our Ask-A-Librarian service to contact someone in the library to help you. We are here to help you!

Research Help

Additional Services

Tablets, Laptops, & More!

Do you need to make a video for a class project? Have you encountered the Blue Screen of Death on your laptop and need one to use while yours is fixed? Need to record lectures to help with note taking? The Vann Library provides a variety of equipment available for checkout from the User Services desk.

Equipment available:

  • Laptops (PC & Mac)
  • USB Microphones
  • Voice Recorders
  • Portable Projectors
  • Digital Cameras
  • Video Cameras
  • Tripods

Locker Rental Available

Are you a Commuter and need somewhere to store your things while on campus? Do you hate lugging your books back and forth across campus? Checkout one of our 30 lockers available in the Pope John Paul II Building.

Lockers are checked out for a semester at a time and are free to use. The only fee is a $25 fine for lost keys or damages. Want one? Need one? Have questions? Stop by the Library’s 2nd floor User Services desk and we will help.

Device Charging Stations

Two device charging stations available in the library for your use. One station is located near the service desk on the 2nd floor of the library and another is located in the Collaboratory. Happy charging!

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Library Hours

The Pope John Paul II building is accessible Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the summer semesters and 24 hours a day during regular semester hours. This includes access to the Cyber Fresh Café. Vann Library hours are listed in the table below.

Starting Monday, August 28th we will be on our Fall Semester Schedule. However, the library will be closed Labor Day Weekend Saturday, September 2nd- Monday, September 4th. 

Day Library Hours
Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Additional Links


Lee & Jim Vann Library

Pope John Paul II Center

First and Second Floor

Room 102 & 202