Research Advising Service
The free Research Consultations with a librarian who has a subject specialty can advise students about their research in numerous ways:
To discuss your research topic
To get tips to make your library research more productive
To locate resources from other libraries
To locate relevant scholarly articles
To look for foreign works, dissertations, historical newspapers
To locate archival materials or special collections
To find primary sources
To review how you are doing in your library research and which other avenues you might want to explore further
To obtain obscure films or audiovisual media
To help with citing sources, creating bibliographies, or dealing with copyright questions
Important services offered by Standish Library for students doing research include:
Getting help with your research on the spot at the Reference Center seven days per week
- Obtaining materials you need through Interlibrary loan services and ConnectNY
- Registering for ILLiad strongly recommended: Please click on “First time user”
- You may request materials from ConnectNY through CYRIL using your library account number
- Purchasing important books needed for your research project which are not available from interlibrary loan or which are needed for a full year
- From Library home page, click on CYRIL and then click “Suggest a Purchase”
- Indicate that it is for research for thesis, faculty research, etc.
Personalized, in-depth and on-going research consultations with a librarian who has subject specialty: You may contact one of the librarians directly or email or call Reference Center (x2988). Indicate that you are a student doing a research project. You then can set up a research consultation.
Important services offered by Standish Library for Faculty advising students on research or assigning major research projects for courses they are teaching:
- Arranging Instruction, contact Catherine Crohan (x6731), Coordinator of Instruction
- Introduction to library research for the First Year Seminars
- Library instruction for research methods classes.
- Library instruction preparing students for major research projects
- Workshops on specific library databases or tools for students
- Arranging for required research consultations for capstone course or major research project
- Contact the librarian who is teaching library instruction or your departmental librarian liaison
- Contact Kelly MacWatters, the Coordinator of Reference and Electronic Resources, to arrange for one of the librarians to do the research consultations for students in your class
- Arranging for research consultations with a librarian who has subject specialty for an individual student doing independent study or summer research with you. Same contacts as above.
- Purchasing important books needed for the faculty-student research project which are not available from interlibrary loan or which are needed for a full year