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COMP 100: Beginning Research

Finding Research Help

E-mail a question to a Milne librarian & get a response within 48 hours Monday through Friday.

Schedule a research consultation to meet individually with a librarian to discuss your research project in depth.

Call the Research Help Desk at Milne Library at 607-436-2722.  If the librarian is busy, you can leave a message on voicemail.

Visit the Research Help Desk in Milne Library located on your left after you enter the library through the main entrance or through Jazzman’s Café.

Finding Background Information

Encyclopedias, almanacs, and handbooks provide brief, reliable information about a topic.  They are excellent starting points for research when you need to find background information, important concepts, names and dates.  These sources often include lists of books and articles for further reading. Reference sources generally do not count toward the number of required sources because they provide background rather than substantial information.

Students can request free photocopy of pages in print reference sources at the Research Help Desk. Staff members will attempt to make copies at the time of the request, but students should generally expect to pick up photocopies one or two days after the request has been submitted. A scanner is also available in the reference area for copying information. Assistance is available at the Research Help Desk.

Finding Information on Issues

Definitions

Definitions

Types of Periodicals

Types of Periodicals

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