Need help finding resources for your research paper?

Librarians are available to provide support for research questions! You can visit  the Research Help desk, in the main hall way of Memorial Library and ask for help from Monday to Wednesday, 10 am to 9 pm, Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Friday,10 am to 4 pm.  On weekends research help will be provided Saturday, 12 pm to 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 9 pm.

Other options for getting assistance finding resources for your research paper in Memorial Library:

  • Chat: Use the Chat box on the LibraryTab in myRedDragon!
  • Email us:
  • Phone: Call us @ (607) 753-2590 or (607) 753-2820 during library hours
  • Appointments: Schedule a Research Consultation with a subject librarian  

New Database: Early English Books Online

The Library provides now access to Early English Books Online!



Early English Books Online contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. This incomparable collection contains more than 130,000 titles and more than 17 million scanned pages covering more than 30 languages from Algonquin to Welsh, as well as variant editions and multiple copies.

You can find this database in the Library Databases link on the LibraryTab in myRedDragon. Search for Early English Books Online in the alphabetical list of databases by title or Ask a librarian!


New Database: International Medieval Bibliography


The International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) is a multidisciplinary bibliographic database covering Europe, North Africa and the Middle East for the entire period from AD 300 to 1500. It aims to provide a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) published worldwide in over 35 different languages.

The International Medieval Bibliography comprises 400,000 article records on every aspect of the Middle Ages, with over 16,000 new records being added annually in quarterly updates. A printed annual update of new records is published twice a year. All articles are fully classified by date, subject and location, and provide full bibliographical records. The IMB offers a tool for medievalists to identify the contents of current work published throughout Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region.

The discipline areas to which the IMB is relevant include Classics, English Language and Literature, History and Archaeology, Theology and Philosophy, Medieval European Languages and Literatures, Arabic and Islamic Studies, History of Education, Art History, Music, Theatre and Performance Arts, Rhetoric and Communication Studies.

To access the International Medieval Bibliography on the LibraryTab in myRedDragon:  choose Databases by Title and click on International Medieval Bibliography.

Trial Database: WEB OF SCIENCE Feb 22nd – May 6th

web of scienceSUNYConnect has partnered with Thomson Reuters to provide trial access to the world’s most complete and highly subscribed citation database Web of Science Multidisciplinary index to journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Access to this resource will be available from Feb 22nd – May 6th, and will allow you to search the most impactful literature in the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, all while exploring the citation connections between discoveries. With over 92 million records, including peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, books, patents, data sets and studies; you will discover how The Web of Science offers access to the complete research life-cycle.

You can access it on the LibraryTab in myRedDragon in the A to Z Database list, choose Web of Science


Trial Database – The Philosopher’s Index with Full Text

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The Library has a current trial of The Philosopher’s Index with Full Text database, until March 11, 2016.

Considered to be the world’s premier index to scholarly philosophical publications, this database indexes over 680 international journals, as well as books, anthologies, book reviews, etc., from 1940 to the present.

The full-text version offers over 200 key full-text titles, including:

Analysis, Anuario Filosofico, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Deutsche Zeitschrift fűr Philosophie, Ethics, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, The Journal of Philosophy, Monist, Nous, The Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy Compass, and Review of Metaphysics. 

All major areas of philosophy are covered – aesthetics, axiology, epistemology, ethics, metaphilosophy, metaphysics, logic, political and social philosophy, as well as material on the philosophy of anthropology, education, history, language, law, religion and science.

You can also access The Philosophers Index with Full Text on the LibraryTab in myRedDragon:  choose Databases by Title and click on Philosophers Index.


New Books in the Library

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If you want to hide from the cold: curl up and read a good book! You can find our new titles at the Librarytab in myRedDragon: click the link “New Books at Memorial Library” in the left lower box “Library Links and Resources” and you will find an overview of our latest additions, organized by subject!

You can also browse the new books in the New Book shelves located on the second floor on the wall opposite the Instruction Resource Area (IRA).

PAWS for Stress Relief, Thursday December 10th; 11am-1pm

Paws Fall 2016

PAWS for Stress Relief is returning to the library! Petting a dog relaxes the body and mind, so why not take a studying break for some canine love? Stop by the Library on Thursday December 10th from 11am-1pm on the second floor to pet the dogs!

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Follow the Paw Prints to the second floor and ease into your finals with a little love of our canine friends!

Featured Database: MLA International Bibliography


The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature.

The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to the 1920s 1925 and contains millions of citations from journals & series as well as book publishers.

Coverage includes literature from all over the world–Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing.

To access the MLA International Bibliography on the LibraryTab in myRedDragon:  choose Databases by Title and click on MLS International Bibliography.