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Need Research Help? Ask a Librarian!

Librarians can:

  • Assist you with all your research assignments and reference needs.
  • Help you construct effective catalog searches in order to retrieve a more manageable results list.
  • Assist you with navigating through the library's print and electronic database collections to find just what you need [such as peer-reviewed articles and primary sources] to successfully complete your assignments.
  • Help you develop better information literacy skills, select and narrow a research topic, find and evaluate appropriate resources, understand and use proper citation formats,  and much more.
  • Help you set up an Interlibrary loan account account if you would like to borrow materials from another library.

Visit us in person during the library's open hours, email us a question, or use the Ask A Librarian form to send us a question and receive a reply within two business days. 

Contact the Library


Telephone: 315-498-2334

OCC Faculty can also contact the Library to arrange library instruction sessions for their specific classes.


OCC Learning Center

The OCC Learning Center, Gordon Student Center Suite 202, provides students flexible access to tutoring and learning support through a variety of tutoring options, including:

  • Embedded tutoring
  • Course specific tutoring
  • Study skills tutoring
  • Writing skills tutoring
  • Workshops and study group

To see when tutors are available for walk-in hours, participate in online tutoring or schedule a tutoring appointment, register online . 


Book: The Student's Survival Guide to Research

Book: 10 Steps in Writing the Research Paper

Book: A Manual for Writers of Research Papers


Coulter Library, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY