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Reference Help

If you need help with finding information, then you might speak with a librarian. Whether you are looking for specific books and/or articles or need more detailed assistance with a research topic, stop by the Reference Desk on the first floor for assistance. This is where experienced librarians will answer your research-related questions.

Research Basics

If you have a question regarding the catalog (which is how you find books that are owned by the Library) or need help using a database (which allows you to search for journal articles), you can ask for assistance at the Reference Desk or check out the tutorials mentioned below.

Catalog

Learning to use the CUNY+ catalog takes practice. If you're not sure how to look up a book or another item in the catalog, consider checking out the catalog tutorial. It takes you step-by-step through the searching process.

Databases

If it's articles you need, you may be interested in a video tutorial that explains how to find articles using the Library's resources. The video is approximately 7 minutes in length.

Subject-Specific Research

To assist you with your research, the Brooklyn College librarians have compiled subject pages that list discipline-specific resources, including databases, journals, and web resources. To get started, visit the Library homepage and click on Resources by Subject under "Search Our Collections." From there, choose the discipline in which you are interested and begin your research. For further research assistance, see the Books and Articles pages, or see below.

Research Assistance

If you get stuck with your research when you're at home, don't fret! In addition to receiving reference help in person while on campus, you can get assistance on the phone (718-951-5628), via email, or by live chat! To find out how, see the Ask-A-Librarian page.

 

 

 

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