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Library and Research Tutorials

The University Library hosts a plethora (what a great word!) of tools, tutorials and guides that can aid you in your research and documentation.

Research Tools

The following "Research Guides" page is an excellent place to find tips on the research process in general:

The Library's "Research Tools" page lists other research sources and can help explain how to searchfor a book, article or journal:

In addition, the Library staff has complied a list of resources categorized by subject:

They also offer a list of online reference collection:


Tutorials and Help

The Library's "Get Help" page can point you towards the right person/webpage/resource if you are having trouble deciding what to do:

Their "User Education" cite indexes most of their (very useful) guides and tutorials:

Library tutorials on topics such as "Researching 101" and "Plagiarism 101" can be found here:

Citation and Styleguides

While the University Library has a number of style manuals (MLA, Chicago Handbook of Style, APA) in its reference collection, it also provides user-friendly style guides in handout and electronic form:

In addition, the Library has a very informative page that gives a general explanation of when citations are necessary:

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1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY




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