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ESF in the High School: 24/7 Library Help

This guide helps high school student looking for help with doing research. Come here for help on how to use library catalogs and databases. Highlights include a list of free online open access journal article databases. Guide created by: Jane Verostek

Research help

Moon Library online assistance at your fingertips 24/7!

LibGuides and LibAnswers and Library 411 Video Tutorials.


 The F. Franklin Moon Library at SUNY ESF has online assistance for research questions and reference help.


There are three ways to find 24/7 online assistance from Moon Library. 


1.      LibGuides -


LibGuides are online research guides created by Moon Library librarians.

These guides are on various topics that contain text, embedded links and media.

LibGuides are constantly being created and updated. Currently there are

LibGuides on Changes at Moon Library (with regards to the library catalog,

databases, off campus access, etc.) -  Online citation generators and managers –


Specific guides for ESF classes and more! From our LibGuides webpage you can:


·         Resort the guides and view by most popular, recent or all.

·         Search all of the LibGuide content by keyword.

·         Browse by subject and see related LibGuides

·         Keep up to date on new LibGuides or LibGuides changes & sign up for email alerts/updates.



2.         LibAnswers -


LibAnswers is an interactive site where you can ask a question and a Moon Library

librarian will respond during library reference hours

(Mondays - Thursdays 9:30-6:00 and Fridays 9:30-4:00).

LibAnswers is also a database of all the previously asked questions

and answers so you can search to see if the question you have has already been asked.


From our LibAnswers webpage you can:

·         Submit a question to the Moon Librarians via an online form.

·         Browse previously asked questions and answers by topic.

·         Search previously asked questions and answers by keyword.

·         Find contact information for Moon Library.



 3.         Library 411 Video Tutorials  


Library 411 is a series of video tutorials by Moon Library Librarians.

The videos combine real person guidance and PowerPoint and live demonstrations

on a variety of topics. Currently there are Library 411 videos on:

Moon Library tour -  Research Tips - Citations – Blackboard – LibGuides –

LibAnswers - Library Trivia – Searching for grants and more!


Connect with Moon Library via LibAnswers

Enter in a keyword - topic - or question to connect with answers or to ask a question to Moon Library!