ReferenceFind out how to contact a reference librarian and learn about the research services available.
Contact us by:
- E-Mail using the Ask A Librarian Form
- Calling the Library Service Desk (315)464-4581
- Visiting the desk while a reference librarian is on duty
Monday - Friday (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM or by appointment)
Saturday (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
ServicesReference librarians can help you with your academic and patient care needs. Visit the Library Service Desk or contact us to request one of the following specialized services:
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- Research Consultations: Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a reference librarian to get help with your research.
- Library Classes & Training: Work with a reference librarian to create a customized library training session or class to meet your curricular needs. To request training, contact your Department's Library Liaison or Darlene Ford, Assistant Director for Customer Services.
- Library Tours: To request a customized tour or an orientation to the library, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- House Calls: If you would like a refresher for your group on information resources in your subject area, please contact us. Sessions can be held in departmental offices as well as in the Library classroom.
- Library Liaisons: A library liaison is a librarian assigned to your department as your direct line to customized library services. Click here to learn more about our liaison program.
Request a literature search
Contact the Reference staff to request a search of the biomedical literature, normally ready within 24 hours. For Upstate faculty, staff, and residents there is no charge for searches on in-house databases such as MEDLINE, CINAHL, or SCOPUS. For commercial databases, cost recovery charges apply. Unaffiliated individuals may request a search of any in-house database for a fee of $25.00 per search. Students requesting a search will also receive training on how to search for their desired topic.
Six good reasons to request a literature search:
- Patient care emergency
- If you have a difficult or complex search
- If you have searched on your own but missed important articles
- When it is essential that your search be comprehensive, as for a research grant or systematic review
- If you have not had time to become familiar with our search system
- If you simply prefer to spend your time and effort on other priorities
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