Library Resources for New Users

Welcome to the Empire State College Online Library.

Learn about the resources available to help with different types of library research. If you have any questions, please Ask a Librarian.

Tour the Online Library
Videos show you what resources and services the library has to offer, and how to access and use them.
Research Skills Tutorial
Walks you through the research process from beginning to end. Learn about:
  • developing your topic and getting background information
  • finding and combining keywords for the best search results
  • evaluating sources
  • primary versus secondary and scholarly versus popular sources
  • citing sources.
Library Workshops
Attend live, hands-on online workshops from your home or office.
Assignment Calculator
Get help managing your time, and instruction for all the steps in the college-level research process.