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Research assistance will be available from anywhere live via Chat and Zoom 60+ hours a week, Monday-Sunday. You may chat with a librarian through the pop-out link on the library home page: https://www.hofstra.edu/library/. Through chat, librarians can share your screen and guide you through searches of relevant library resources, assist you with citing your sources, recommend online databases, etc. Walk-up reference services will not be available. HOWEVER, if you are in the Axinn Library - or anywhere else in the world - you may chat live with a librarian by visiting the library home page and clicking on the LIVE CHAT button on the right side of the page.
You may make a research appointment by visiting: https://libcal.hofstra.edu/appointments/. Appointments are one-on-one and enable you to a conversation about your research and clarify your information needs. If the reference desk is closed, you may text or email your research questions to our reference librarians 24/7 by visiting: https://libanswers.hofstra.edu/. We will respond to your inquiries ASAP when the reference desk hours resume.
As you search our databases, you will see the Find Article button. If the full text of an article is not available, click on this button to discover other means of obtaining the article. The Find Article button will take you to the Journal Finder. Through Journal Finder, you may:
Access the full-text of your article from another database.
Be referred to our free Interlibrary Loan service to request the article. All registered graduate students have an Interlibrary Loan account. Use your network username and password to log in.
If you have a citation to a specific article and need to find it in full text, you can search Journal Finder directly with the name of the journal to find the article. Journal Finder will direct you to the print and electronic access points for the journal or recommend you use Interlibrary Loan to obtain the full text of the article.