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
This quick video shows you what resources and services the library has to offer, and how to access and use them.
Research Skills Tutorial
This highly recommended tutorial walks you through the research process from beginning to end. Learn about:
  • developing your topic
  • 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 Self Help
Use this comprehensive collection to learn about using the databases and conducting basic to advanced research.
Library Workshops
Attend live, online workshops with our librarians, from your home or office.
Assignment Calculator
Get help managing your time, and instruction for all the steps in the college-level research process.

Your Librarians

Contact Info

Search our FAQ or email us

800-847-3000, ext. 2222

Normal Hours
- Sun: 1 p.m.-9 p.m.
- Mon-Thu: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer Hours
- Sun: 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
- Mon-Thu: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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