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COMP 100 (Sadow) Fall 2021

Contact Me

I'm here to help you with library research and to answer questions!  For more in-depth questions we can even set up in-person or virtual research consultations and meet for up to an hour (just email me at least 3 days in advance to set up an appointment!)  I am generally available Monday - Friday, 9:00AM to 4:00PM.  You can email me at


Much appreciation to the following current and former librarians, as portions of their guides have been incorporated into this guide: Dr. Mary Lynn Bensen, Sarah Rhodes, and Molly Brown.


Welcome!  I am Heather Stalter, reference & special collections librarian.  Milne Library has so much to offer you, and this guide will help you become more familiar with some of the library's services and resources.  Explore the tabs on the left to find out more about all the ways to get library help (including citations and search strategies), how to find print books and e-books, how to find articles, how to request items from other libraries through interlibrary loan, and more.

You are always welcome to contact me if you have any questions about the library or about doing research, for this class or any other class you're taking.  I am here for you!

Get Research Help From the Library

You can get research help from librarians in any of the following ways:

~ Call the Reference Desk at 607-436-2722

~  Email the Reference Desk

~  Request a Research Consultation at least 3 days in advance to meet individually (in person or virtually) with a librarian for up to one hour  

~ Chat with a librarian using the Chat Box below:

Find out More About the Library

Visit the Library's Online Guide to learn more about 

     ~ Library Hours

     ~ Study Spaces

     ~ Course Reserves 

     ~ Library Health & Safety

Also check out what's going on at the Library on FacebookInstagram, and our blog: The Library Unbound


It is important to include appropriate citation in your research papers. Check out the Library's Citing Sources (Citation Stlye) Guide  for guides to different citation styles, where to start, the Exelsior Online Writing Lab, techniques for quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, as well as plagiarism and how to avoid it.  You are also welcome to ask for print guides at the reference desk (we have guides for APA, MLA, and Chicago).

Writing, Tutoring, and Technology Support

The Student Learning Center, located on the 2nd floor of Milne Library, offers workshops to help you refine your writing and study skills.  They also offer tutoringwriting assistancestudy skills, (including how to avoid plagiarism, how to study, learning disability resources, math strategies, memory strategies, note taking, stress management, time management, etc.) and more!


Information Technology Services provides computer hardware and software assistance at the IT Service Desk on the basement level of the library (for immediate assistance, call 607-436-4567) and online through ServiceNow..  Also check out their Getting Started page which has helpful links, antivirus instructions, student computer specifications, and more.