New books to improve your research, writing, and study skills

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, Meriam Library has resources to help you improve your research skills, writing abilities, and study habits. Check out our list of new titles to help you succeed academically.

Virtual Student Hours - Fall 2020

Librarians are happy to help you out with the entire research process, from brainstorming and strategizing to finding, evaluating, integrating, and citing sources. Find your subject librarian below. Zoom appointments during student hours can be made here: If you cannot meet during the listed hours, please e-mail your librarian to arrange a different time. 

CSU Statement on Textbooks in the Library

The 23 California State University Libraries share the statement below as articulating the constraints we face in providing service to the students that is our mission.  While the Affordable Learning Solutions initiative promotes the adoption of low or no cost materials, students may still find themselves unable to pay for essential reading.  When instruction is on campus, libraries can provide short-term access to textbook and other resources through course reserves.

National Library Week! April 20-24, 2020

It is National Library Week 2020!

Discover your place a the library through our virtual resources, databases, reference and research help, and social media posts.

Research Breakdown: Now on Zoom

Research Breakdown is now on Zoom! Students can drop-in and get one-on-one library and research help virtually from a librarian Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5-7pm for the entirety of April. No appointment needed and webcams not necessary. Please share the attached graphic and meeting ID/link information with your students!


Recurring Meeting ID: 859-312-956
Recurring Meeting Link:


Expanded Access to Online Research Resources during COVID-19

Publishers and vendors have generously opened their content packages to CSU for free and limited amounts of time so that CSU Chico faculty, staff, and students have access to additional electronic research and teaching content at this time. The Meriam Library has been working with the Chancellor’s Office to set up this new content, much of which is full-text.

Library Research Help for Students Online

Though the environment is a bit different than usual, librarians at Meriam Library want our campus partners to know that we are prepared and committed to continue serving the Chico State community. To ensure our students have a continuous and successful online learning experience, we’re providing many of our traditional services online, as well as new opportunities for students to interact with a librarian for research assistance, class and group instruction, or for individual assistance.