Reference & Instruction

PSE Reference Desk

Get help finding books, journals, articles, data, and assistance using online and print resources.

Classes / Instruction

To schedule a library instruction session for your class or lab group contact a PSE Librarian (contact information below). Classes can be customized to cover specific research or library assignments, address lab group research needs, or cover more general topics.

Drop-in classes are also available at Shields Library. Topics include: searching catalogs and databases, and finding articles.


To set-up a consultation on a thesis topic or other research question, contact a PSE Librarian for an appointment (contact information below). Librarians can identify the best databases and other library resources for a given research question.

Database Guides & Tutorials

Select from a list of guides and tutorials for PSE databases.

Schedule a Library Instruction Class or Consultation

Contact the PSE Librarian in your subject area to arrange a library instruction session or consultation.

PSE Subject Areas in alphabetical order

Librarian Subjects Phone Email
Cory Craig
  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
(530) 752‑0347
Bob Heyer-Gray
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transportation
(530) 752‑0348
Carol LaRussa
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geology
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
(530) 752‑0519