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Fordham Forward Libraries: Reference & Instruction

Reference & Instruction Services Are Available Both Online and In Person

Reference & Instruction Services are available both online and in person at the Quinn and Walsh Libraries.

Please check the Westchester Library page of this guide for the most up-to-date information on that library.

Online Library Research Help is Available 24/7

Online Library Research Help is Available 24/7.

The Library provides support for you 24/7. Reach out to us anytime, day or night, by using the Ask a Librarian chat service, staffed by Fordham librarians during standard business hours and AJCU librarians at other times.

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More complex questions often require an online meeting.

Fordham students, faculty, and staff may schedule a one-on-one consultation with a librarian. Select from the Liaison list to email the library subject specialist directly. Not sure who to email? Use our Ask a Librarian service.

Is there a research guide that will answer your question or recommend the source you need?

Our Subject Liaisons create discipline-specific Research Guides that may help you quickly identify recommended electronic and print resources available through the Fordham University Libraries.

Library Instruction to Support Faculty & Students

Schedule a Library Instruction Session.

 As you prepare for the semester we urge you to schedule an online library instruction session for your class.

Library instruction sessions can be tailored to fit any course, covering general research strategies, a specific topic, an assignment, or a preferred citation style.

You can also use this form to request course-specific asynchronous library instructional materials such as research guides, handouts, videos, and slide presentations.

The Library Tutorial: A Quick Introduction to the Fordham Libraries.

If you are unable to schedule a library instruction session during class time, if your students are new to academic libraries, or if they are returning students who would benefit from a quick refresh on library and research basics, consider assigning the Library Tutorial.

This tutorial was created to give students a basic overview of how to conduct academic research and how to use the Fordham Libraries. At the end of each lesson is a quiz that allows students and instructors to assess understanding.

Instructional videos are sometimes the best option. If so, consider these.

Fordham University Libraries instructional videos highlight library resources and show you best practices to get your work done quickly and effectively.

Some students like to know that there is a specific librarian who has their back.

When you sign up for a Personal Librarian, you will be matched with a librarian who will make it a priority to get to know you and your individual research needs. That librarian can serve as a friendly face for you when you need help in the library.

Reference & Instruction Department


Please email regarding any reference related question or concern.


Reference & Instruction Department
Fordham University Libraries

Walsh Library  ♦  Rose Hill Campus  ♦  718-817-3586   
Quinn Library  ♦  Lincoln Center Campus  ♦  212-636-6050   
Fordham Westchester Library  ♦  Fordham Westchester Campus  ♦  914-367-3061   ♦   text 71-TXTX-1284 ♦ 
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