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  • Standish Library
    515 Loudon Road
    Siena College
    Loudonville, NY 12211
    (518) 783-2545

 

Research Advising Service

The free Research Consultations with a librarian who has a subject specialty can advise students about their research in numerous ways:
 

  • To discuss your research topic

  • To get tips to make your library research more productive

  • To locate resources from other libraries

  • To locate relevant scholarly articles

  • To look for foreign works, dissertations, historical newspapers

  • To locate archival materials or special collections

  • To find primary sources

  • To review how you are doing in your library research and which other avenues you might want to explore further

  • To obtain obscure films or audiovisual media

  • To help with citing sources, creating bibliographies, or dealing with copyright questions

Important services offered by Standish Library for students doing research include:
 

  • Getting help with your research on the spot at the Reference Center seven days per week 

  • Obtaining materials you need through Interlibrary loan services and ConnectNY 
    • Registering for ILLiad  strongly recommended:  Please click on “First time user”
    • You may request materials from ConnectNY through CYRIL using your library account number 
  • Purchasing important books needed for your research project  which are not available from interlibrary loan or  which are needed for a full year
    • From Library home page, click on CYRIL and then click Suggest a Purchase
    • Indicate that it is for research for thesis, faculty research, etc. 
  • Personalized, in-depth and on-going research consultations with a librarian who has subject specialty:  You may contact one of the librarians directly or email or call Reference Center (x2988). Indicate that you are a student doing a research project.  You then can set up a research consultation

Important services offered by Standish Library for Faculty advising students on research or assigning major research projects for courses they are teaching: 
 

  • Arranging Instruction,  contact Catherine Crohan (x6731), Coordinator of Instruction
    • Introduction to library research for the First Year Seminars
    • Library instruction for research methods classes.  
    • Library instruction preparing students for major research projects
    • Workshops on specific library databases or tools for students
  • Arranging for required research consultations for capstone course or major research project
    • Contact the librarian who is teaching library instruction or  your departmental librarian liaison
    • Contact Kelly MacWatters, the Coordinator of Reference and Electronic Resources, to arrange for one of the librarians to do the research consultations for students in your class
  • Arranging for research consultations with a librarian who has subject specialty for an individual student doing independent study or summer research with you. Same contacts as above.
     
  • Purchasing important books needed for the faculty-student research project  which are not available from interlibrary loan or  which are needed for a full year