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Syracuse University librarians can assist faculty, students, and affiliated researchers, through personal consultation and classroom instruction, in the pursuit of scholarly activities such as conducting literature reviews, locating needed materials, preparing and formatting manuscripts for press, or assessing the research value of journals and articles.

Research Support

  • Personal consultation and group training and instruction
  • Instruction on database search techniques
  • Set up email alerts and RSS feeds from journals and databases
  • Assistance with literature reviews (current and historical)
  • Biographical searches and assistance in locating contact information for a person or group
  • Citation counts

Author and Publication Support

  • Assistance in preparing custom bibliographies, including author searches needed for CV preparation
  • Citation support and instruction in using citation management software
  • Citation searches needed for tenure review
  • Presentations and consultations on authors' rights and copyright
  • Review of journal publication agreements and amendments regarding copyright assignment
  • Help in locating journal instructions for authors
  • Assessment of journal quality and scholarly impact

Research Data Services

We offer a broad range of research data services related to the identification, collection, management, analysis, and curation of quantitative and qualitative research data. To contact the Research Data Services group, please send an email to

Data Services include: