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Library FAQ

Welcome to the Alfred R. Goldstein Library! This guide has the most frequently asked questions about the library.

Research Assistance

Q: How can I get help with my research?

A: Schedule a meeting with a librarian or research consultant through the link in the box at the bottom of this page. You can also contact us at research@ringling.edu.

Q: What should I do if I’m having trouble accessing online resources from off-campus?

A: Please email research@ringling.edu with the issue. Please make sure to let us know what steps you were taking and what errors occurred when you were working with that resource. Provide screenshots, if possible.

Q: I'm a member of the faculty and I'd like to refer a student to you. How do I do that?

A: Please refer your students to research@ringling.edu, or ask them to schedule an appointment through the link in the box at the bottom of this page.

Q: Can you come to my class and teach my students about library resources for their assignment?

A: We'd love to come visit your class! Please email research@ringling.edu to schedule a time. We ask that you schedule at least one week in advance to allow time for the librarians to prepare a tailored session for your class.

Q: How do I set up an appointment to see materials from the Artist's Books collection?

A: Please email specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule a time to view materials from the Artist's Books collection.

Q: I'm an alumni. Can you help me with a research question?

A: Please email research@ringling.edu with your question and we will work to assist you. We can also help direct you to other library resources that might be available to you through your public library or a local academic library.

Q: Does the Library proofread papers or provide writing help?

A: The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides writing assistance. Please see the ARC website for more information about their services and availability.

Schedule a Research Consultation

Goldstein Library provides research consultations with Research Librarians and Research Consultants who are interested in your topic and excited to help you research! We are prepared to help you find the information you need to be successful! Our specialization is helping artists and designers find the materials that they need for reference and research (images, books, journal articles, websites, videos, and more); helping you understand how you can use what you find ethically; and how to cite your sources.