Research Assistance

Meet with a Librarian

You can schedule an appointment with a librarian using our electronic calendar. Librarians are available Monday - Friday from 9am - 4:30pm. You can either choose the first librarian available or select a specific librarian. If you need help using the online calendar, you can email us to set up an appointment at

Email a Librarian

You can email a librarian at and your message be answered between 9am and 5pm Monday - Friday.

Call a Librarian

You can call a librarian at (518) 388-6281. Messages will be reviewed and responded to within 24 hours Monday-Friday.

Drop In

Our Library Research Fellows are students that are available at The Research Desk during the following times:

Monday: 10:30am-11:30am, 1pm-4pm
Tuesday: 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 11am-4pm
Thursday: 11am-4:30pm
Friday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-3pm

The Library Research Fellows can assist with:

  • Locating different kinds of materials, such as: articles, books, and primary sources.

  • Choosing keywords and appropriate databases for searching

  • Navigating the library website

  • Answering questions about the library

  • Creating citations and assisting with RefWorks

  • Finding and evaluating resources.