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SSO 101: Home

A guide for students in Science and Society 101

Is This You?

This guide can help.

Off-Campus Access

Use your NetID and password to access library resources when off-campus.

Getting Help

If you're having trouble finding material for your paper, take advantage of the Library's Research Assistance.

Contact information is on the right side of this page.  Send an email.

Ask Us. Use the instant messaging system on the right side of this page and and on other pages throughout the Library web site.  The service is available M-F 9-5.

Email a question.  We’ll respond within 24 hours.

Visit the Reference Desk in the Central Reading Room (CRR).  

Call the Reference Desk at 631-632-7110. 


  • Find Articles - Find a list of databases where you can get scholarly, academic, peer-reviewed, popular, and news articles on your research topic.
  • Where Can I Find...? Where to look for the type of information you need.
  • What Do I Do When...? Ways to resolve various search problems.
  • Evaluating Websites- How to assess websites for accuracy, reliablity, and currency 
  • Research Tutorials - Interactive and video tutorials to help you with your research.
  • Citation - Find out about tools and sites that offer help with handling citation.
  • Plagiarism - Make sure you understand the issues involved including examples of good and bad paraphrasing.
  • Resources for Epigenetics Issues- Books and websites on topics of interest 


Wikipedia is not the only encyclopedia. If you are looking for a more authoritative encyclopedia that you can cite in your paper try one of the encyclopedias listed below. 

Reference Librarian

Shafeek Fazal