Ask a Librarian: Research Help Services

Research Help Desk Hours (Spring & Fall)
Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 am – 9:00 pm
9:00 am – 10:00 pm
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Chat reference is available during normal Research Help desk hours.

Please use our Ask a Librarian chat, text, email reference service or call the circulation desk at (201) 684-7575 if you have questions.

Our reference librarians assist patrons with their research and informational needs.
If you need reference assistance, please try any of these options:
desk Visit the Research Help Desk. (Across from the library’s main entrance)
SMS/Text Us Text your question: 201-425-0095.
* Standard text messaging rates apply. Please be patient, there is sometimes a 1-3 min delay in our receiving your texts!
phone Call the Research Help desk at 201-684-7574.
email Email your questions to A librarian will respond within 24 hours (except weekend and holidays).

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Instructions: Use the library’s catalog to find books, course reserve items, movies, music and government documents. Conduct a quick search from this box or click on the catalog link for more search options.

Examples: Romeo and Juliet, Popular Culture, Wind Willows Advanced Catalog Search arrow graphic

Instructions: Search for course reserves by typing in your professor’s name in the search box. Materials are usually available electronically or in print. If the reserve item is not available electronically, please write down the call number and give it to the Circulation staff so they can retrieve the item for you.

Examples: Prof. Name, ACCT 221, World Cultures Find More Course Reserves arrow graphic
Ramapo Login Instructions
Login: R Number
Password: Last Name
Non-Ramapo Login Instructions
Login: Library Barcode
Password: Last Name
(All Lowercase)

Instructions: Need a database? Conduct a quick search by typing in the name of the database you are looking for into the search box (ex. JSTOR, Project Muse, Academic Search Premier, etc.) or use the drop-down menu to search for databases in certain subject areas.

The database I'm looking for is:
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Instructions: Want to find a source? Search the journal, magazine or newspaper title (source name) to see if the library has full-text print or electronic access and, if so, what date ranges are available.

Browse by Title:  0-9  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  Other

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