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Reference Services: Home

Reference librarians offer instruction and assistance with research and use of library resources. In addition to in-person assistance, librarians are available via phone, e-mail, Zoom, chat, and text. For more information about any of our services, contact the Reference Department at 718.430.3104 or e-mail

Library Orientation

Arrange a tour of the Library and an introduction to our services.

Classes and Workshops

Classes are held via Zoom or in the Library Conference Room, Forchheimer 119N. View the schedule and register.

Individual Instruction

Consult a Reference Librarian for help in using any of the Library's resources.

Customized Group Training

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library offers customized training by our experienced reference librarians in searching various databases. Classes are available for residents, faculty, and staff and may be customized for topics needed. Training is conducted via Zoom or in the Library's training room, Forchheimer 119N, equipped with 16 laptops for hands-on learning. Short demo sessions or longer classes which include hands-on practice time can be arranged. Training includes:

  1. Searching ALBERT, the Library's online catalog for books and journals
  2. Medline, Evidence-Based Medicine, Web of Science and other Einstein-licensed databases
  3. PubMed and other databases from the National Library of Medicine
  4. EndNote and RefWorks

Systematic Review Service

Request help with a systematic review. More information is available in our Systematic Reviews Research Guide.

Zoom Consultation

Need help with a literature search? Please call 718.430.3104 or email to schedule a consultation.

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