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Research 101

An introduction to Penfield Library, basic college research tools and techniques.

Librarian Help

Librarians are always available to help with your research. We're available by email or live chat.

Use the library's AskaLibrarian service 24/7 to talk with a librarian now.

Librarians are ready to answer all your questions. We frequently help with the questions listed below. However, we're never too busy for any of your questions, including the "silly" ones.

  • Where should I look for sources?
  • Could you help me brainstorm a research topic?
  • How can I broaden / narrow my topic?
  • How can I tell if a source is trustworthy?
  • I'm having trouble using a database or other library resource. Can you help?
  • How should I format this citation?
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