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SOCL 4098: Senior Seminar in Sociology (Lowe) Fall 2022


The word "conspiracy" typed on a white piece of paper

Welcome to your SOCL 4098: Senior Seminar in Sociology guide for library research!  This guide is designed to help you utilize the resources and services available to you from Milne Library, particularly regarding your research on conspiracy theories.  It is organized by topic using the tabs on the left.

If you have any questions, please always feel free to contact me- I am happy to help! My email address is and my phone number is 607-436-3585. 

Reference and research help

Research Consultations

When you need in-depth help on a topic for a research paper or project, you can schedule an hour-long, one-on-one research consultation with a reference librarian. Reference librarians provide personal research consultations regarding specialized resources, specific assignments, or other in-depth research needs. Consultations will be conducted online via Teams or through email with the assigned librarian.

Request a research consultation here


Library Help Chat


Is the library closed? E-mail a question to a Milne librarian & get a response within 24 hours (weekdays only).


Library Help: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

After hours and anytime, the ever-expanding Library Help FAQ knowledge base has answers to a broad array of questions plus the opportunity to submit your own question. 

Library Floor Plans

1st Floor

2nd Floor

3rd Floor

Interlibrary Loan

You may come across materials that are not available in print or in full-text through our library.  Have no fear!  You are able to request them from another library through a free and easy service called Interlibrary Loan!  This service allows SUNY Oneonta students, faculty, and staff to obtain books, articles, and other academic and intellectual materials from other libraries.  For complete information on how this works, check out the Interlibrary Loan Guide

While searching the library's online catalog, you may be prompted to request items through interlibrary loan that are not available through Milne Library.  Make sure you are Signed In!

The ILLiad system lets you:

  • -- borrow items from other libraries
  • -- make online requests for periodical articles from other libraries
  • -- review the status of your requests
  • -- check due dates of outstanding loans
  • -- ask for renewals (but don't wait until the last minute!)
  • -- and much more!

Articles typically take only a couple of days for you to receive the electronic copy in your Illiad account.  You will receive an email indicating that your article is available.  Then, simply log in to Illiad from the Interlibrary Loan link on the library's homepage, and once in Illiad, under View, click "Electronically Received Articles."  Note that these are available only for 30 days, so make sure to save and/or print!

Books typically take longer to receive through interlibrary loan - typically anywhere from a few days to a few weeks or more, depending on where they are coming from, so plan ahead!  You will receive an email when the book has arrived.  Simply bring your student ID to the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor and you can receive your requested book there.  Make sure to note the due date - it is typically a very short loan period!


Contact me if you'd like a quick tutorial or have any questions!

Citation Guides

It is important to include appropriate citation in your paper. This link will take you to the library's guide to various citation styles.  You are also welcome to pick up print guides for APA, MLA, and Chicago at the Reference Desk.

Using the automatic citation-makers can be convenient, however they are not always correct!  It is very important to make sure that all of the information is in the right order, format, and is spelled correctly.  Make sure to double-check!  The example below shows where all of the citation information can be found in a typical article:

Labeled example of an article and where to find the citation information