Ask a Librarian

Our librarians are here to assist students and faculty with research needs. 

Librarians can help you:

  • Select or refine a topic for your class assignment
  • Determine which research database will work best for your needs
  • Develop an effective search strategy
  • Identify and locate scholarly and peer-reviewed articles
  • Evaluate the information you have gathered
  • Correctly cite the sources you use and avoid plagiarism

How to contact a librarian for help:


Come to the O'Malley Library. Reference librarians are available

  • Sunday through Thursday: Noon to 9:00 PM
  • Friday: Noon to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: No Reference Desk hours.

By phone

Call us at (718) 862-7743 and ask for reference.


Ask your question using the Ask a Librarian web form.