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Biology: Getting More Help

Subject Research Guide

Ways to Contact a Reference Librarian

  • During Reference Desk Hours, stop by the Reference Desk any time
  • During Reference Desk Hours, call the Reference Desk at (914) 637-7716
  • During Reference Desk Hours, IM with a Librarian by clicking inside the "AIM" box at upper right of screen on the Ask a Librarian page. Make sure that inside this box it says "Click here to Chat With a Librarian". This indicates that a Librarian is available to respond to your chat request.
  • Fill out the Ask a Librarian form by clicking on the Reference Help heading in the HELP section of the home page.

  • Request a Research Assistance Program (RAP) appointment.

Research Assistance Program

Already looked over the library's website?

Already visited the Reference Desk in Ryan Library?

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a librarian, via the Research Assistance Program (RAP). We'll review your topic before we meet, so we can most efficiently guide you to the best resources and advanced search techniques. 

  • Appointments can be made for the day or early evening
  • Appointments must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of the time you would like to meet
  • Appointment should be made at least two weeks before the due date for the assignment discussed, in case we need to get a book or article from another library.
  • To schedule a session, please fill out the request form on the library website »

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