Research Assistance

Note: When using this utility, it is not required to enter in a subject area, but you might be surprised by what unique resources Research QuickStart tracks down for you!



Submit a question and a librarian will get back to you as soon as possible. On weekdays during a regular academic semester, you will receive a reply within hours, on weekends and holidays, you will receive a reply on the next school day.

The Library's email reference service is not intended to be an in-depth research service. For complex research questions, please visit the Reference Desk in person.

Call 320-222-7537


Call (320) 222-7537 to talk with a reference librarian during the library's regular hours.

In Person

In Person

The librarian serves both the Hutchinson and Willmar campuses. Hours will vary on a weekly basis and will be posted on the librarian's door each week.

The librarian will always be available through the Team Viewer software installed on the computer in the librarian's office which is behind the Circulation Desk on each campus.

AskMN Chat Service

AskMN is a live, online chat reference service available at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ask your instructor which style you should use.

Electronic citation examples for APA and MLA are found on the following link:

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.

Visit the Online Writing Lab.

Print resource manuals for the most commonly used styles here at Ridgewater are found in the Reference Room.

APA Style (American Psychological Association)
R808 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

ASA Style (American Sociological Association)
R808 American Sociological Association Style Manual

MLA Style (Modern Language Association)
R808 MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

Gregg Style
808 Gregg Reference Manual

Library General Information

Hutchinson Campus

Willmar Campus

Need some help with research?

  • Ask the Librarian on the TAB above