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Reference Services

The Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Reference Services department is located on the first floor of the library side (i.e,. southside) of Eisenhower Hall, which is located at 250 Gibbons Ave., Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027.

Our department assists library patrons by:

  • Locating information
  • Identifying relevant books, articles, and electronic resources
  • Providing instruction on how to use library resources

If further research assistance is needed:

  • Patrons fill out and submit a Reference Service Request Form (aka the "orange sheet")
  • Patrons who submit forms without speaking to Reference Services run the risk of having their research assistance delayed--forms might be incomplete or the patrons' research intent might be unclear.
  • For faster service for in-depth research assistance - it is recommended to start by making an appointment with a Librarian.

Research Services

To request research assistance, please make an appointment.

Appointments are recommended!

Library staff will conduct an research interview with you, focusing on (1) developing search strategies (e.g., for databases, the web, catalogs, and other sources) and (2) providing a literature search on your topic.

  • Whenever possible, requests will be responded to within two business days.
  • If you need assistance more quickly, please stop by a reference desk or contact us via phone or e-mail.
  • In general, priority is given to CGSOC students and the Army University community.