Get help at any time
Librarians are here to help you with any research need you have. We love to do research!
Please don't hesitate to ask us if you need extra help. There are a number of ways to reach us:
Reference Desk: Generally, the reference desk at Drake Library is staffed from 9 a.m. until 2 a.m.
IM: IM us at "Drakeref"
Email us: at firstname.lastname@example.org Response is generally within 24 hrs. except during weekends & holidays
Chat with the librarian at the Reference Desk:
Why use "library resources"
Google and wikipedia are great places to start doing research and even for finding some types of information, BUT..
Learning to use the library and the resources available through the library webpage will help you find more scholarly resources and save you time.
Many of these resources are not available to you FREE on the web, but are provided to you through the library, SUNY, the state of NY, or even your technology fee at work! If we do not have the resource you need, we can usually get it from another library using Interlibrary Loan.
Do you need a quick review of how to find resources?
Try the "Library Tutorial" web page.
You can select any section for a reminder on how to find resource.
For example, you can find help for:
How to find a peer-reviewed article
How to find a book in libraries other than Drake.