Tutorials & Explanations

  • Plan Your Research: Use the Assignment Calculator from SUNY Empire to set a realistic schedule to complete your assignments. Create an account to receive email alerts to keep you on schedule.
  • Search for Books, Articles, CDs, DVDs: Penfield owns and provides access to thousands of items. 
    • This tutorial shows you how to search to find books in Penfield Library's collections.
    • This tutorial shows you how to search to find articles in Penfield Library's collections.
  • Identify Scholarly Sources: Not every source provides quality, well-researched information.  This tutorial provides clear criteria to help you identify scholarly information sources.
  • Cite Your Sources: Citations are an essential part of your academic work.  You have a responsibility to credit the sources of your information. The citation style professors will ask you to use will depend on the discipline or major. Librarians have created a variety of quick guides that include citation examples for the most common types of sources you might use in your assignments.
    • APA: published by the American Psychological Association
    • MLA: published by the Modern Language Association of America
    • Chicago: published by the University of Chicago Press
    • Additional citation styles: includes Harvard, ASA, AMA, & Creative Commons
  • Additional library tutorialshttps://libraryguides.oswego.edu/howto