Ask A Librarian

Get research help in person, online or on the phone.

Library Liaisons

Librarian Liaisons are subject experts who collaborate with faculty and serve academic schools, departments and programs.  They are responsible for collection development, and creating research, subject, and course guides.  Liaisons provide in-depth research assistance, and course-integrated instruction.

Request A Library Instruction Session

Faculty can request course-integrated library instruction sessions covering research skills, library resources, citations and plagiarism, Endnote and other information literacy tools, resources and skills.

Citation Management and Endnote

Get help with citation styles like APA, MLA, Chicago and more.  Learn about the bibliographic management software Endnote and see our schedule of Endnote workshops.  Learn about avoiding plagiarism.

Research and Subject Guides

Our guides offer expert librarian help, tips and selections of the best research databases, websites, journals and other resources on the full range of academic subjects.

Workshops & Instruction

We offer workshops on research skills, Endnote, and many more information literacy and management topics.  Faculty can request course-integrated instruction.  Our librarians will work with faculty to develop custom library research sessions.

Research Consultation and Reference Services

Schedule an in-depth research consultation with an expert librarian, and get reference assistance in person, online and on the phone.

Search & Discover: Help

Finding what you need, understanding our eResources discovery tools, and getting help.

Research Basics

An interactive introduction to effective research techniques.

Accessing Other Libraries

Through the University’s memberships in various Library consortia, Stony Brook students, staff and faculty have access to, and/or borrowing privileges at, numerous other research libraries on Long Island, in the greater New York area, and throughout the U.S., Canada, and other countries.


Information about copyright.  University Libraries and SBU copyright policies.  Discover copyright-friendly resources shared via Creative Commons and more.

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