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ODY Circulation Desk

Bibliographic Instruction

Course-related research instruction is offered by librarians at the request of faculty members for courses at all levels. While the development of library skills is an integral part of the curriculum of the First Year Program, introducing students to research as well as to critical and evaluative skills and the continued development and honing of these skills is a four-year process. Course-related instruction is one way to accomplish this.

Request Books, Journals and Videos

Orders may be placed by e-mail, by phone, through the SLU Libraries' web site request form, through campus mail, or in person. We accept printed or handwritten orders, e-mail messages, Word documents, marked-up publishers' catalogs, Choice cards, YBP slips, phone calls, etc.

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Option 1 (recommended): Use the SLU VPN client with your SLU network ID and password and get access to all of the library's electronic databases, electronic journals and RefWorks.

Option 2: Access to the Library's databases and selected journals is available via the Library's Database Listing.  Select the "off-campus link" found in each database's description.  Access is available for all SLU faculty, staff and students.

Course Specific Research Pages

The resources are selected by you and may include such items as:

  • Recommended databases
  • Links to specific journals
  • Citation style guidelines
  • Links to web-based scholarly resources

Librarians are available to recommend resources appropriate to specific courses or assignments.

Course Reserves

Faculty can now place items on reserve and library staff will take care of copyright clearance, scanning and posting the materials.  Click here for more information.

Citation Guides

These guides are designed for quick reference and to point students toward the library resources available to them in reference and general reserves.

Digital Collections

Our Digital Collections website provides descriptions about and links to individual digital collections.

Records can also be found in Encore.

ConnectNY and ILL 

Connect NY is a consortium of eighteen libraries within New York State whose members have created a combined catalog of their book collections for cooperative sharing.  Books can be requested from other schools online and are often delivered to ODY in under a week.  Materials not available through ConnectNY can be borrowed via Interlibrary Loan.

RefWorks for Citation Management

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that the SLU Libraries license for use by faculty and students. It is used for creating a personal database of research citations and can generate bibliographies in multiple formats based on the requirements of specific journals.


Located on the top floor of the Launders Science Library, we provide instructional, technical and research support to the St. Lawrence University community in the use of geospatial software and technology.

Research Consultations

Our research consultation program connects you with a librarian on the reference staff who can give you more extensive one-on-one help with a research paper or project. This help involves assisting you in assessing an assignment, devising a research strategy, and reviewing indexes and databases appropriate to the assignment.

ODY Research Help Desk  

Staffed by reference librarians and Student Research Assistants, the ODY Research Help Desk is the place to go to get answers to your research questions.  In-depth questions are often referred to a librarian for a one-on-one Research Consultation.

The Help Desk is open the following hours during the school year:

Faculty Carrels

Faculty carrels are available in two locations: ODY Library has 9 double occupancy and 17 single spaces; and Launders Science Library in Madill Hall has 3 double occupancy spaces. The office of the University Librarian assigns spaces to applicants engaged in scholarly activity three times a year: Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Assignments are made on the basis of information provided on the form that is mailed to each faculty member at the beginning of each semester and weighed in terms of: 1) eligibility; 2) the location of collection most relevant to one's research; 3) the purpose for which the study is needed; 4) and the length of time one has previously been assigned a study. Evidence of use will also be considered when re-applying.

For more information, please contact the Library Secretary, Theresa O'Reilly, at x5454 or email her at

Reserve a Room

If you have questions about room reservations, please contact: Theresa O'Reilly, Library Secretary at x5454 or email: Please contact (229-5400 or for more information about 211 and the Street Map Room. Contact Carol Cady regarding the Spatial Analysis Laboratory.