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Research Consultations

Librarians are here to help students use the library and do research.

Consult with a Librarian

Students can consult with a college librarian...

in person during the following hours. 

  • Monday - Thursday, 8am - 6pm
  • Friday 8am - 1pm

by phone, during the same hours as above.  Call (518) 381-1235.

online, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Use our Ask Us 24/7 chat box.

Librarians can help students:

  • Learn about the library and what it has to offer
  • Select a research topic
  • Develop a research strategy, including what words to search, and what research tools to use
  • Use research tools such as library databases, library catalogs, Google Scholar, etc.
  • Find information in print and other formats
  • Borrow materials from other libraries
  • Cite sources
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Find and use images and other sources in a way that is respectful of copyright

Ask Us 24/7