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This research guide features resources and strategies for finding research information for our athletes.


Welcome to the Jerry Falwell Library.                 

As a student athlete, you have a lot to balance between your classes, practices, and sporting events. The Library is here to help! Our goal is to support you with your research endeavors and assist you in effectively finding and using the resources at the Jerry Falwell Library.

This Research Guide will give you resources and ways in which you can become a more efficient researcher.  The databases, books, e-books, media, and websites listed in this guide will direct you to comprehensive and scholarly resources for your next research paper, project, or presentation. 

The library website has a new look. Please see this tutorial for assistance with the new layout.                                                                    


How to Use this Guide

This research guide is available to assist you with the basics of research information.  

  • Use the tabs at the top of the guide to go to the information you are seeking.
  • If you need specific assistance in a subject area, please select the Databases tab and locate on the left side of the page the box labeled Guides by Subject. Here you can select a specific area of study. Each of our Subject Guides has contact information for a librarian specializing in that area.
  • On each page is a floating “Ask Us” box or blue "Chat" button.  You can use these to enter into a live chat with a library research consultant. 
  • The goal of this guide is to assist you with basic research information and resources whether you are on campus or traveling with your teammates.  

Need Help? Contact Us.

Chat with a research consultant. Or use the red "Ask Us" box on the right side of the screen or blue floating "Chat" button. 

Email your question to

Schedule a research appointment for the time that best fits your schedule.

Call (434) 582-2220.

Explore our FAQs for additional help.