During the Spring 2021 semester, Olin & Uris staff are offering remote research support via a 24-hour chat reference service and are happy to meet with you on Zoom or over the phone or to answer questions via email. If you have not yet used Zoom at Cornell, please install the free software prior to your consultation. To reach us, please visit Ask-a-Librarian.
The librarians and reference assistants in the Department of Research & Learning Services support the teaching and research mission of the university by providing reference services. We help library patrons find information, select sources for research, design search strategies, and navigate a wide array of electronic and print resources. We also assist patrons in evaluating and using information resources, and we provide technical support for their computing needs in the library
In-depth research assistance is provided through an appointment-based Research Consultation Service.
In addition to providing direct services, reference staff produce a wide array of print and online tools designed to assist patrons in finding information on their own. Examples include research tutorials, subject pathfinders, and resource or skill guides, available via the Research Guides page.
If you wish to use or adapt any or all of the content of our Research Guides, visit Research Guides Use Conditions to review our use permissions and our Creative Commons license.