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Museum Studies Research & Resources


This guide is designed to support research in museum studies. Visit the resources page to discover books, reference materials, databases, journals, and streaming video that supports the interdisciplinary scope of museum studies.

Image credit: The Library of Ashurbanipal, 1500-539 BC, in the British Museum. Gallery photo by Gary Todd, CC0.

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Reference Help

Do you need on-the-spot help finding a library resource -- a book or article for a class, or a database to search? This is a reference question! Visit the Reference Desk in Milne Library (or call us at 607-436-2722), ask now via our Online Library Chat, or send an email

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

SLC Writing Support

Did you know that the Student Learning Center (SLC) offers graduate students writing-specific help? You can sign up for a writing consultation (one-time sessions focused on a specific assignment) by going to and choosing 'writing assistance' from the Student Services Menu. Sign in using your SUNY Oneonta login information.

If you have trouble with the SLC website, here are some tips:

  • Use a desktop or laptop as SLC does not have a mobile site.
  • If it’s being glitchy, try another browser. (For some reason, Safari does not play well with the SLC database.)
  • If you’re off campus and can’t log in, use Oneonta\username instead of just username when you log in.

Study Skills Workshops

The SLC runs workshops on a broad array of subjects to help students succeed. Check out the current workshop list and registration links here.


What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free citation management software that can help you organize and cite from research articles and other resources you find online. Zotero can:

Over time, you will build up an impressive Zotero Library that reflects your scholarly interests and courses. Through your Zotero Library, you'll have perpetual access to articles and helpful websites that have helped you in the past.