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Research & Instructional Services

Goodman Center
Offices:
4th Floor
Research Services Desk
(5th floor) and Instructional Queries:  212 217.4400

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Library Instruction Request Form

Research and Instructional Services (RIS) faculty and staff help FIT students, faculty , staff and administration with their information and research needs.

Research Services: The Research Services Desk is located on the 5th floor and is staffed by Library faculty and/or Reference Assistants. We

  • assist library users in finding materials and offer guidance for in-depth research projects
  • answer reference questions in-person, online or by phone
  • assist in the use of StyleCat (the Library catalog), our databases and other online resources, periodical indexes, books and other printed material
  • locate books and periodicals that are not in our collections and refer patrons to other libraries
  • assist faculty, upon request, by reviewing research assignments in advance for appropriate, accurate references to library resources

Instructional Services

FIT faculty may request library instructional sessions : Librarian-led or self conducted.
The librarian-led instruction sessions can provide:

  • general orientation the library
  • assignment-specific research tools & techniques
  • research and information literacy skills

For self-conducted instruction, we will reserve an area (including the forecast section) in the Library for you to show your students printed materials including forecasting services, periodicals (magazines and journals), and/or books on a specific topic.
We cannot reserve library computer classrooms for self-conducted classes.

 

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