Takoma Park Maryland Library · 101 Philadelphia Avenue
Takoma Park Maryland 20912 USA · 301.891.7259



reference tips

NEED SOME HELP FINDING INFORMATION?

By Phone

After we close at night you can call Nightowl, a service of the Enoch Pratt Public Library in Baltimore.
1-800-325-6483 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m and Thursday and Friday, 5:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m.


Online Quick jumps:
 
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We know our library patrons are super searchers but no, you probably can't find everything you need on the web on your own.

And remember: There are always great reference books. Examples: We have the Encyclopedia of Dance, the Encyclopedia of Slavery ... and many, many more. There are just no online equivalents for their richness of information.



Some final search tips:

  1. Always, but always, put phrases within quotation marks.
  2. Avoid caps. Put everything in lower case.
  3. The order in which you enter words does affect the results list you will get.
  4. Check your spelling.
  5. Searching for images? Look at this guide.

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If you wish to contact the Director, call 301.891.7258.


Takoma Park Maryland Library · 101 Philadelphia Avenue
Takoma Park Maryland 20912 USA · 301.891.7259

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7500 Maple Avenue | Takoma Park, MD | 20912