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Fall 2015

August 26–December 4
Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday, 12–4 p.m.


September 5–7, Closed
October 8, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
October 10–11, Closed
October 12, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
October 13, Closed
November 11, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
November 24, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
November 25, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
November 26–29, Closed
December 7–10, 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
December 11, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
December 14–16, 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
December 17, 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Text: 607-545-4TC3 (4823)

607-844-8222, Ext. 4360
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Library Lessons

These lessons are designed to support your research projects.Understanding the key concepts in these lessons will enhance your learning and save you time.

  • Each one will take you about 20 minutes, perhaps a little longer if English is not your first language.
  • Each lesson has a graphic version and a text-only version for those withvisual disabilities.
  • If you open a graphic lesson and can't see the image, maximize the window.

Problems? Feedback? Contact Barbara Kobritz 607-844-8222 x4362

Help Desk

Navigating a Database: Academic Search Complete

Adapted by Monika Chavez and Eric Jenes from Barbara Kobritz's Library Lesson

Video Version or Text Version

A good database search is both effective - it finds the kind of material you're looking for - and efficient - it does so without wasting hours of your time looking through thousands of irrelevant items. Learn a few key concepts that will make searching easier.

Refining a Database Search: Academic Search Complete

Adapted by Monika Chavez from Barbara Kobritz's Library Lesson

Video Version

Tired of typing phrases into databases and looking through a mess of hits, hoping that some of them will be what the teacher's after? This lesson will teach you specific techniques that will make your research more interesting, both to you and your teacher.


Created by Barbara Kobritz

Graphic Version or Text Version

In your college writing, you will be expected to support your claims with good evidence, evidence based on research. This lesson will help you begin to understand research evidence and recognize its hallmarks.


Graphic Version or Text Version

You have your handbook and it's like staring at a brick wall - page after page of examples. What are you supposed to do with it! This lesson breaks the process down into three steps and helps you get to the right page of the handbook every time.

Getting Started with Background Material: Using the Gale Virtual Reference Library

Adapted by Monika Chavez and Eric Jenes from Barbara Kobritz's Library Lesson

Video Version or Text Version

If you know the broad topic you want to write about you can save yourself a lot of time by searching the Gale database for background information. Hundreds of special-subject handbooks, encyclopedias and manuals, all combined into one search, give you articles on historical, legal, social and economic angles. Your outline will be deeper, richer - and done faster! - with Gale Virtual Reference.

Book Catalog

Graphic Version or Text Version

Learn to find books, e-books and movies that are owned by TC3. If we don’t have what you’re looking for we can usually get it for you, for free, in as little as 3 days. Learn all about it by viewing this tutorial.

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